Many of the most popular novels today are genre fiction.
Covering everything from historical romance, hard-boiled crime and science fiction, through to urban fantasy and horror, genre writing is sometimes the victim of literary snobbery. But is that fair?
Alan Baxter, an author and independent publisher, will talk about what genre writing is and what it entails.
He will also explore how writing and publishing in all forms is changing in today’s rapidly advancing world, and what that means for a genre writer in the modern arena.