Pikes Literary Festival 2018

Pikes Literary Festival | Day 2

When: 2018-09-12

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For the very first time Pikes Ibiza is hosting a unique two day Literary Festival (11-12 September). Headlined by world-renowned, critically acclaimed names from the film and publishing world, and centred around sumptuous evening suppers, author readings and conversation, this spoken-word festival is set to be one of Europe’s most sought-after (and below- the-radar) cultural events of the year.

Award-winning author Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting), screen-writer and author John Niven (Kill Your Friends) and Stephen Armstrong (The White Island) will lead the event in our sprawling grounds. Other high profile names participating include accomplished authors Matt Trollope (Mr.Pikes: The Story Behind the Ibiza Legend) and Neil Forsyth (San Carlos).


Day 2 | Programme

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12.30pm – 2.30pm / 3pm – 5pm
‘How to be a writer’ part 2 with Linda Quinn
(Limited spaces. Only available with a specific ticket. Due to popular demand, the session has been split in two each day, you will be told which class you are in when you are sent Linda’s welcome email)

Over the two days of the Pikes Literary festival explore your own voice and stories you want to tell.  We all have stories to tell, but where do we start? You’ve probably got many in your head, or even stuffed in the bottom drawer.  Whilst looking at how to use story structure and other writing techniques to bring your story to the page and engage the reader, we will also workshop pieces with the group and selecting work to be read with the festival speakers on the final evening.

5.30pm – 6.30pm
How to Get Published

A panel of Matt Trollope (owner of independent publisher MT Ink, and author of Tony Pike biography Mr Pikes), first time author Jaqi Loye-Brown (DJ Whore), and the authors Neil Forsyth (San Carlos) and Stephen Armstrong (The White Island), give advice on every aspect of getting published. With audience interaction throughout.

7pm – 8pm
John Niven

An in-depth discussion with the Kill Your Friends author on his career and latest work, offering audience questions and a book signing.

8.45pm – 9.15pm
Ibiza Stories – Mr Pike

Neil Forsyth interviews Tony Pike and ghost writer Matt Trollope

10pm – 11pm
Spoken Word Festival

We close the inaugural Pike’s Literary Festival with an open-mic Spoken Word Event, which will feature all of our authors, and other performers, writers and musicians who would like to step up!

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