Writer's Day

Not to be missed event for any aspiring writer

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Date/time:
Sat 16th May 2020 Start Time: 9:20 am End Time: 4:30 pm

Venue:
Crowne Plaza Hotel

Price:
£110.00

Early Bird:
£100.00

Saturday 16th May
Crowne Plaza Hotel Stratford | 9.20am-4.30pm

Early Bird Ticket - £100 (before 14th March)
Ticket: £110
One-to-One 10 Minute Agent Appointment - extra £20
(including booking fee)

Tickets include refreshments, free parking* and a light lunch.

Following last year’s very successful event, join us for a day packed with advice from writers and publishing experts who’ll be sharing their knowledge of the best possible route to being successfully published. Numbers strictly limited.

Welcome
9.20am-9.30am

The Agents
9.30am-10.30am
Two leading literary agents take you into the inner sanctum of the publishing world and share tips on what professionals are looking for in your work, how best to grab their attention and what happens when your manuscript is plucked from a pile of submissions. Sophie Lambert is an agent at C&W, part of Curtis Brown. Her authors include Sunday Times bestsellers. Zoe Ross has been at United Agents since 2009 and works with a list featuring literary fiction and non-fiction and awardwinning food writers.

Coffee Break
With agent appointments

Sophie Hannah - Dream Author Workshop
11am-1pm
How To Think and What To Do To Make Your Writing Dreams Come True
The internationally bestselling crime writer and course director of University of Cambridge’s new Master’s degree in Crime & Thriller Writing will show you how to:
• Be your own best and most powerful ally and advocate, throughout your writing life
• Massively increase your chances of success
• Thrive in the face of the psychological and emotional challenges that life as a writer brings with it
• Retain full control over your writing dreams and journey
• Use the Literary Diagnostics method to take your writing to the next level

Lunch
With agent appointments

Nicola May- Doing It For Yourself
2pm-3pm
In a digital world, authors - however they are published - are increasingly having to market themselves, and that can be daunting. But with new routes to a public and self publishing easier than ever, it can work to your advantage. The Bookseller’s Caroline Sanderson talks to Nicola May, last year’s no.1 eBook selling author, about how to self-publish and how to self publicise without losing your soul.

Tea Break
With agent appointments

Richard Skinner - The Writer’s Toolkit
3.30pm-4.30pm
The novelist and director of the Fiction Programme at Faber Academy will be sharing novel-writing insight, tips, strategies and stimuli, drawing upon his inspiring new guide Writing a Novel: Bring Your Ideas To Life The Faber Academy Way. Wherever you are in your writing journey, he’ll show you how to bring your whole self to the page; to find the story, not force it; to meet your reader in a spirit of openness. Skinner is the author of novels, non-fiction and poetry collections, and his work
has been nominated for prizes and is published in eight languages.

In partnership with: Faber Academy

*Please ensure that you register your car at the Hotel reception.

Festival Programme