Podcasts: it seems like everyone is either listening to one or making one. No matter what you’re into, there is a podcast to suit your interests and your lifestyle, and what’s more, as long as you have a microphone and the Internet, you can have a podcast of your own.

In this fascinating event, we bring together an expert panel to discuss how they have harnessed the power of the podcast. We will explore the origins of the format, ask whether podcasting has changed the way we write and consume stories, and predict what the future of podcasting might hold.

Chaired by Anna Fielding, join award-winning podcaster Raifa Rafiq, host of Literary Friction Octavia Bright and writer and editor Kirsty Logan, creator of the 90s teen horror podcast, Teenage Scream.

About The Host

Anna Fielding

Anna Fielding is the associate editor of Stylist magazine, a writer and the host of the Read Like A Writer podcast.

 

About The Speakers

Dr Octavia Bright

Dr Octavia Bright is a writer and academic. She has written criticism, fiction, and poetry for a variety of publications. She co-hosts Literary Friction, a monthly literary talk show and podcast about books and ideas, with Carrie Plitt.

Kirsty Logan

Kirsty Logan is a professional daydreamer. She is the author of two novels; The Gloaming and The Gracekeepers, and two story collections; A Portable Shelter and The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales. Kirsty lives in Glasgow with her wife and their rescue dog.

Raifa Rafiq

Raifa Rafiq is a trainee solicitor, a writer and the co-host of the multi award winning podcast Mostly Lit. Raifa has appeared at Cheltenham Literature Festival amongst others, and interviewed authors for BBC Sunday Morning Live and Waterstones. She has written for The Guardian, iNews, Stylist Magazine and Amaliah.