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Stylist Live 2018: bookworms, these are the literary talks and workshops for you

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Our annual Festival of Inspiration, Stylist Live, is returning to Olympia London this November and tickets are now on sale. 

From the 9-11 November, Stylist Live is taking over Olympia London for an unmissable three-day festival, featuring a mix of over 60 sessions and 100 speakers across our four stages.

There’s something for everyone – from wellness workshops to empowering talks on how to boost your career.

And bookworms won’t be disappointed either – we have plenty of literary goodness for you, too. Here’s our guide to the best bookish talks and workshops you can’t afford to miss this year. 

How to be Mary Shelley: Writing Horror

Photo: Jamie Drew

What is it?

Whether it’s the real life terror of Trump or the beastliness of Brexit inspiring our reading choices, sales of horror fiction have been steadily increasing year on year. And, as it’s the 200th anniversary of the release of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, we celebrate the genre by talking to critically-acclaimed gothic author Sarah Perry as she gives us insight into how she honed her craft, her inspiration for her latest novel, Melmoth - and what books you should be reading in 2019 to keep you up at night.

When is it?

Friday, 16:25 – 16:55, Spark Stage

Emerald Street’s Boozy Book Club

What is it?

Cosy up with Emerald Street editor Kat Poole and award-winning writer and drinks critic Damian Barr as they talk you through their top literary picks of 2018, paired with a selection of delicious wines. Frankly we can’t think of a better use for a Saturday evening. Session strictly for over 18s only.

When is it?

Saturday, 17:45 – 18:45, Thrive Studio

Under Her Eye: The New Gen of Female Film Critics

What is it?

While women make up more than half of cinema goers, less than a quarter of us are critics. Keen to even the score Stylist launched Under Her Eye to find the next wave of female reviewers. Join us to hear from the winners and delve into the discussion on how a lack of diversity amongst critics impacts gender equality on the big screen.

When is it?

Sunday, 13:40 – 14:10, Grow Stage

Pitch Please! How to Sell Your Ideas

What is it?

Get the ultimate guide to selling your ideas in this pitching masterclass with Natalie Campbell (award-winning entrepreneur and co-founder of A Very Good Company), Harriet Minter (Guardian columnist and Women in Leadership expert) and Emma Sexton (Founder and Creative Director of Make Your Words Work). You really couldn’t be in better hands for turning your dream into reality.

When is it?

Saturday, 14.00-14.30, Lead Stage

Stylist’s Poetry Slam

What is it?

Pause for a moment to take in Stylist’s celebration of spoken word poetry with some of the scene’s most ferocious spitters. With poets shaping the face of Instagram, join us as we salute those whose words not only empower but have moved us to tears, laughter and sometimes action.

When is it?

Sunday, 15:40 – 16:10, Grow Stage

Flip The Script: How to write a book for the big screen

What is it?

Join us for the ultimate insight into writing a book worthy of the big screen. Critically acclaimed author of ‘The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo’, Taylor Jenkins Reid will give insight into the film industry (with a background in film production) and reveal how it felt when Reese Witherspoon bought the rights to her upcoming and highly anticipated novel (get ready to see it read on tubes, trains and planes everywhere), ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’.

When is it?

Sunday, 16:25 – 16:55, Lead Stage

Caitlin Moran’s Happy Ending

What is it?

We’ll be putting the weekend’s best, boldest and most surprising questions to Ms Moran, alongside discussing her latest book, How To Be Famous, and the upcoming, and much anticipated, film adaptation of How To Build A Girl. Join us on the front row for what’s sure to be an unmissable festival crescendo. We couldn’t wish for a happy ending from anyone else.

When is it?

Sunday, 17:00 – 17:30, Grow Stage

Tickets

General Admission - £15

Our General Admission ticket is perfect for a day of shopping, pampering, and inspiration across all our open stages. With over 20 sessions to choose from each day, over 250 pop-ups to shop from, free pampering across the show floor, plus street food and our central bar, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Includes:
Complimentary drink upon arrival
Access to all open stage sessions and talks
Access to the Stylist Catwalk

Thrive Studio - £30

Upgrade your Stylist Live experience with our re-purposed Thrive Studio. This ticket gives you everything at General Admission level, and more. Thrive Studio sessions take place in a more intimate, closed-off, exclusive space allowing you to learn more, do more, and reflect more without interruption. These sessions have limited availability to ensure you have the opportunity to listen, ask questions, and feel totally engaged and relaxed.

Includes:
Complimentary drink upon arrival
Access to all open stage sessions and talks
Access to the Stylist Catwalk
Entry to your choice of Thrive Studio session

VIP Lounge - £90

The ultimate day out. Relax and let yourself be pampered in our VIP Lounge area. Escape the hustle and bustle of the rest of the event as you take time to sit down, enjoy a complimentary drink, bite to eat, or beauty treatment in this bespoke space.

Includes:
Goody bag worth over £150
All-day access to the Stylist VIP Suite
One complimentary beauty treatment
Complimentary food and soft drinks
Two complimentary cocktails or non-alcoholic alternative
Priority access to the Stylist Catwalk

Images: Getty / Unsplash / Jamie Drew