Thursday, 13 April 2017

Festival of Writing 2017, York

Tickets are available to buy now for the York Festival of Writing, full details below:

The Writers' Workshop presents...  The Festival of Writing 2017! Here's a sneak peek of what we have in store... Sssh!

It’s time!
Bookings for our 8th Annual Festival of Writing 2017 are opening soon, so we thought you’d like a sneak peek at our event programme before it gets posted online and give you first dibs!

Just scroll down to find out about this year’s workshops and masterclasses and be first in line to secure your place at 2pm today. What’s more, from launch today until 3pm on Monday 17th, April, all tickets to The Festival of Writing are 20% off with the code below.

20% off with code: FOW

What does a ticket get me?
Booking a ticket, as always, gets you two ten minute 1-to-1 sessions with agents and authors, access to workshops of your choice, a (rather fancy) gala dinner and eligibility for our Friday Night LIVE competition (take a look at those success stories on our blog here!).

It’s a ticket that’ll bring you together with more
top publishers, literary agents and editors than you’ll possibly find in one place again. Join us at the University of York to meet and mingle with all the major agents and publishers who’ll be there looking for the next big thing. You’ll also be meeting bestselling authors and hearing their own invaluable insights.

We’ve yet to run a festival without at least several delegates landing an agent or publishing deal, and you could be next!

• The Women’s Fiction Masterclass, with Julie Cohen
• Plotting Masterclass, with Andrew Wille
• From Pipedream to Publication, with Clare Wallace & Kerry Fisher
• Self-Editing Your Novel, with Debi Alper
• Self-Publishing Success, with Joanne Phillips
• The Children's Fiction Masterclass, with Tamysn Murray
• Resilient Thinking, with Isabel Costello & Voula Grand

See all the details here.

Everyone booking a ticket at the Festival is entitled to Two Ten Minute One-to-One sessions
The agents and publishers are looking for talented new authors - so these sessions provide the opportunity to pitch your work to industry gatekeepers. The Book Doctors are experienced in editorial feedback

You'll never meet so many Agents, Book Doctors and Publishers all in the same weekend so make the most of it - and get real feedback you can act on in the 1-to-1 meetings. Browse who's taking 1-to-1s.
• Laura Williams - How to Write Blistering Blurb
• Debi Alper - Hearing Voices
• Sarah Manning - Top tips to hook an agent
• Shelley Harris - Who Dares Wins: How To Take Risks and Supercharge Your Writing
• Julie Cohen - Learning Story Structure from Pixar Films
• Andrew Wille -  Rocks and Arrows, Nouns and Verbs
• Ruth Hogan and her agent Laura Macdougall - From Pitch to Publication
• Jon Appleton - LIFE’S A PITCH
• Tamsyn Murray - Never Put Your Giraffe in a Scarf - Dos and don'ts of picture books
• Julie Crisp - Social Media: what works to help market your book?
• Emma Darwin - Memoir, Life Writing & Biographical Fiction
• Harry Bingham - Gratuitous sex & violence
• Jenny Geras - Traditional vs digital publishing: exploring different models
• Amanda Saint - Creating Complex Characters
• C.M Taylor - Common Mistakes
• Hal Duncan - How to Write a Sentence
• Deborah Install - Sidekicks and second tiers
• Susan Yearwood - How to Attract an Agent 

Bookings will open at 2pm Today!

Friday 8th, Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th Sept | University of York | Tickets from £185. 

Tracy Rees: Delegate to Speaker by way of a Richard & Judy Bestseller.
"In 2013, I attended the Festival of Writing in York...  I left with leads and contacts I could never have found otherwise and with strong encouragement from the agent ringing in my ears."
Festival of Writing success story Joanna Cannon: " What I didn’t realise, was within 48hrs of leaving York and heading back down the M1, I would have seven offers of agent representation. Seven amazing, incredibly skilled people who wanted to help me with my book."

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