Writing East Midlands in partnership with University of Lincoln
Building Successful Writing Careers
Tickets £70 (£65 concessions)
Saturday 28th March, 2020 – TICKETS NOW ON SALE
The Writers’ Conference is back in March 2020, offering writers across the East Midlands access to leading professionals from across the industry on a dazzling day of inspiration, networking and practical guidance for writers.
Since we launched the conference in 2014, The Writers’ Conference has built a reputation as one of the region’s major literary events, attracting people from all over the country, and this year we are working in partnership with the University of Lincoln.
The event brings established and emerging writers together, providing an invaluable opportunity to make new contacts, learn about getting published, take part in workshops, be guided through the murky waters of funding, and apply to have work read by a nationally-acclaimed literary agent.
“A really great conference… One of the best writer development events I’ve been at.” – Jane Commane, Literary Agent, Nine Arches Press
Activities cover a range of writing disciplines including fiction, poetry, and scriptwriting for screen & theatre, and explore topics and trends on all aspects of writing and publishing, from writing in the digital age to reaching audiences.
Sessions at the 2020 conference will include: The Synopsis Surgery, Social Media for Writers, How to Edit Your Work and Work with an Editor, The Publishing Process and Writing Short Stories – with more to be announced.
“It was a pleasure to be a part of it” – Matt Haig, Author
Meet the agents and editors who will be at #WEMCONF20
Kate Barker is a literary agent who has worked in publishing for 20 years. Before setting up her own agency she was an Editorial Director for Penguin Books. Kate has also worked as a ghostwriter.
Oliver Munson is a Literary Agent and Director at AM Heath & Co Ltd. His client list includes award-winning, bestselling authors of crime, suspense, thrillers and speculative fiction.
Davinia Andrew-Lynch is founder of ANDLYN, a boutique agency dedicated to finding storytellers whose material can not only exist on the page but can also find an outlet through other media territories.
Stuart Bartholomew is Co-founder of Birmingham based Verve Poetry Press, which is dedicated to promoting and showcasing Midlands poetic talent in colourful and exciting ways.
University of Lincoln – Minerva Building, Brayford Pool, Lincoln – LN6 7TS