The Writers’ Conference 2018 

Saturday 3rd March 2018

On March 3rd 2018, Writing East Midlands held its traditionally-annual Writers’ Conference at Nottingham Trent University. With a packed programme of speakers and stallholders, masterclasses and key-note speakers, delegates were travelling from far-and-wide, all over the country.

It was a day of provocative and informative talks, challenging workshops, networking opportunities and a boat load of warmth from the region’s writing community.

Highlights included a rousing keynote from poetry pioneer Malika Booker, an insightful opening by Booker-longlisted Richard House and lots of industry insight from (amongst many others) Jonathan Emmett, Mashuda Snaith, Emteaz Hussain, Kim Slater, Stephen Booth, literary agent Kate Barker and four modern-themed workshops by Nottingham Trent University.

We also welcomed The Society of Authors, The Writer’s Guild, Five Leaves Bookshop, Arts Council England, Nottingham Writers Studio, The Literary Consultancy, Arvon and Bromley House Library in our market place, and in some cases on our panels.

photographs by Electric Egg


“I can’t remember the last time I learnt so much in a single day.” – Kristina Adams, writer and conference attendee.

2019 will be a fallow year for the conference, as we explore other opportunities and look at ways of developing the event for the future.

Thank you to our hosts Nottingham Trent University, thank you to everyone who came, thank you for every inspiring word spoken and heard. See you in 2020.