Hey all, how are you doing? It’s a cool, wet Wednesday morning and I’m glad I’m indoors. You know that really cool Derby Writers’ Day I attended a few weeks ago? Well I’m pleased to report that The QUAD will be presenting a new Christmas science-fiction, fantasy and horror event taking on the 21st November 2015. If Santa wrote fiction, here’s where he’d be.

What is it about The QUAD which makes it such a great cultural hub and the ideal location for Sledge-Lit? Being an author, I can wholeheartedly say, that this place is very writer-friendly. I have rocked up many a time for a writing session, curled up with my steaming soya latté and been lost in my writing world as I feel comforted by the general hubbub of the ab fab café culture. Yes, I love The QUAD, because it also doubles (sorry, make that triples) up as a gallery, cinema and café bar.

Back to the event, which offers a superb blend of panels, workshops, readings and much more – Sledge-Lit is an incredible value day out for readers, fans and aspiring authors of genre fiction.

Confirmed Guests of Honour for this year are Booker-nominated writer Alison Moore, acclaimed science-fiction author Adam Roberts, award-winning scriptwriter, playwright and short story writer Robert Shearman and Hugo and Locus winning author Charles Stross.

As well as all this great content, Sledge-Lit will be presenting plenty of festive flavour with the special Christmas raffle and much more to get attendees into the yuletide spirit.

Event co-ordinator Alex Davis said: ‘Having seen so much demand for Edge-Lit this July, it seemed logical to run something later this year and Sledge-Lit is already proving popular. We’re cooking up plenty of ideas with our Christmas elves to make sure this new event bring something really different but with all the quality that has become associated with the Edge-Lit brand.’

Sledge-Lit takes place on the 21st November 2015 at The QUAD, running from 10am-6pm. Tickets are £25 and includes access to all events on the day plus event goodie bag.

For more information, or to book tickets, visit http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/special-event/sledge-lit-edge-lits-christmas-vacation or call QUAD Box Office on 01332 290606

I’ve also heard there will be cake. See you there….

PS thank you to http://lovesanta.com.au/blog/tag/letter/ for use of the Santa image.


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