Bold Strokes Books UK Festival

A Decade Of Words

Ten years ago, a new Nottingham author got in touch to say she'd like to do a reading/signing at Waterstones; could we help her make it happen? A decade later, we're still doing those author readings/signings. It grew from that one weeknight that had been shifted at the last minute and included three authors, to… Continue reading A Decade Of Words

Bold Strokes Books UK Festival

And…Breathe.

What an amazing, outstanding, deliciously wordy weekend...

Bold Strokes Books UK Festival

BYOC (Bring Your Own Cape)

Eight years.  That's how long we've been doing the BSB Annual Book Festival in Nottingham. If you've ever put on a festival, you know keeping one going for just shy of a decade is a big accomplishment. And it just gets better every year. Today begins the blog train that leads you straight into festival… Continue reading BYOC (Bring Your Own Cape)

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Oh, and what kind of books do you write? by Matthew Bright

When I was eight years old I wrote poorly-reasoned mystery stories featuring characters named after my friends. This was quite confusing because two of my friends had the same name, which doesn’t really work in fiction, but I’ll let myself off the hook because commercial success wasn’t high on my list. When I was fourteen… Continue reading Oh, and what kind of books do you write? by Matthew Bright

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Save the Shoe Leather by I. Beacham

“I need you to blog,” she says in her usual relaxed BSB editorial voice. I think ‘fine’. I’ll go mow the lawn and hope something relatively cerebral, adroit and, with just a hint of conceptualism - that much sought after topic will leap out to me as I behead the grass and leave all its… Continue reading Save the Shoe Leather by I. Beacham

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“Continue?” by Lesley Davis

I like sequels. My favourite film of all time is “The Empire Strikes Back” because it set the scene for the romance between Han Solo and Princess Leia. I loved “The Matrix Reloaded”  because it built more on the romance between Neo and Trinity. I’ll admit to watching “The Santa Clause 2” a fair few… Continue reading “Continue?” by Lesley Davis

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Why You Should Join Us

Hello, all you lovely readers.  I'm here to give you some reasons you should join us at the 5th Annual Bold Strokes Book Festival, UK. June 6th-8th, 2014. Surround yourself with hot, unique Queer fiction. Hang out with other readers of Queer fiction and make new connections. Hang out with the award winning authors of… Continue reading Why You Should Join Us