The Writers’ Conference 2020

Writing East Midlands in partnership with University of Lincoln

Building Successful Writing Careers

Saturday 28th March, 2020

The Writers’ Conference is back in March 2020! Offering writers across the East Midlands access to leading professionals from across the industry.

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, delivering a dazzling day of inspiration, networking and practical guidance for writers.

“A really great conference… One of the best writer development events I’ve been at.” Jane Commane, Literary Agent, Nine Arches Press

Click here to book your early bird ticket

Open to All

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.

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. 

“#WEMCONF was extraordinarily good” – Agent Carole Blake on Twitter

All tickets booked before the end of January will have the rare opportunity to apply for a free one to one and have their creative work critiqued a nationally acclaimed literary agent or editor.

And don’t forget, our famous networking lunch is provided as part of the ticket price.


Book before the end of November to get your ticket for the early bird price of £60.

Click here to book your early bird ticket

Conference address:

Minerva Building, Brayford Pool, Lincoln – LN6 7TS

Arrival and registration from 10.30am

Conference end 5.00pm