Meet agents and publishers. Get advice from professional authors. Pitch your work direct to agents. And have fun! 

30 Agents |50 Workshops | Authors | Editors | Friday Night Live


Date: 9th -11th Sept. |Price: From £185 | Location: York | Meetings: Two Agent 1-to-1


Bookings for the 2016 Festival have now closed.


Full Festival Weekend with Friday mini course. (Extra 1-to-1 at £45)
Accommodation on Fri & Sat nights. Friday afternoon 'Meet & Greet' session, plus Friday Night Live. All meals, inc gala dinner. Refreshments. All talks & workshops. Friday 3 hour mini-course. 2 one-to-one sessions (with agents / publishers / book doctors).
£565
Full Festival Weekend minus Friday mini course. (Extra 1-to-1 at £45)
Accommodation on Fri & Sat nights. Friday afternoon 'Meet & Greet' session, plus Friday Night Live. All meals, inc gala dinner. Refreshments. All talks & workshops. 2 one-to-one sessions (with agents / publishers / book doctors).
£490
Festival Weekend: Sat and Sun only (Extra 1-to-1 at £45)
Accommodation on Sat night. Meals, inc gala dinner. Refreshments. All talks & workshops. 2 one-to-one sessions (with agents / publishers / book doctors).
£395
Saturday only, inc Gala Dinner All talks & workshops on Saturday. 2 one-to-one sessions (with agents / publishers / book doctors). Meals & refreshments, including gala dinner. hops on Sunday. 2 one-to-one sessions (with agents / publishers / book doctors). Meals & refreshments. £240
Sunday only
All talks & workshops on Sunday. 2 one-to-one sessions (with agents / publishers / book doctors). Meals & refreshments. 
£185

Bookings for the 2016 Festival have now closed.

The Venue

The Festival is being held at the University of York - two hours by train from London and easily reached from anywhere in the UK or overseas. All festival events take place in the Exhibition Centre, Central Hall and Roger Kirk Centre of the Heslington campus. The main University postcode is YO10 5DD
Do note, though, that as the Festival is held at York University, the accommodation is student halls of residence. The rooms are clean & pleasant but basic. All the information can be found here.


2016 Terms & Conditions

Delegate cancellation: Please book only when you're sure you can attend. If you do need to cancel, refunds are made on the following basis: In the event of a delegate’s cancellation before June 24th, 75% of the total fee will be refunded. In the event of cancellation after June 25th to 31st July, 50% of the fee will be refunded. Thereafter no refunds are possible.
Presenter cancellation: Whilst the WW will make every endeavour to present the speakers and workshops at the time billed, the WW is not responsible for presenters’ lateness or cancellation. Wherever possible, suitable replacements will be arranged.
Discounts: Certain writers groups may arrange a system of discounts for their members. Valid discount codes must be entered at the time of booking to make use of these discounts. If it turns out that the delegate is not a valid member of the organisation in question, any booking will be cancelled and the payment returned (less a 25% admin fee).
Bookings: Bookings are offered on a first come first served basis. The website bookings will close a minimum of two weeks prior to the event.
One to ones: The WW will make every effort to ensure that agents and book doctors receive delegates' work in a timely manner (so long as delegates have complied with the requirements set out on our One-to-Ones webpage). We will also do our best to ensure that those slots are honoured, and that suitable replacements are arranged if any agent or book doctor is unable to make the event for any reason. Nevertheless, because the WW does not directly employ any of the agents or book doctors, we can offer no absolute guarantee that your chosen agent or book doctor will be available.
Receiving feedback: Receiving feedback can be a tough process. Most agents / book doctors will be skilled at delivering tough verdicts in a sympathetic and constructive way. Some may not be so skilled. If you're not prepared to hear blunt truths, then you may wish to think twice about inviting feedback on your work.
Safety: Delegates must behave safely, courteously and appropriately at all times. Threatening, violent or abusive behaviour will result in immediate ejection from the venue.
Accommodation
: The rooms allocated to the WW by the venue are for single occupancy only. Check in times are after 14:00 on day of arrival; check out times 09:30 on day of departure. Rooms must be left clean, tidy and undamaged. Any damages shall be paid for promptly on demand.
Age: Delegates must be 18 or over. The WW will also accept 16 and 17 year olds by prior agreement and only with written consent from a parent or guardian.
Computer Equipment: Neither the WW nor the Delegates shall connect any computer equipment to the University’s network unless YCP or the University has examined and approved such computer equipment prior to the connection occurring. Wi-fi is available in communal areas
Car parking: Parking is limited to the spaces available (approx 700) on a first come first served basis. Car parking is free for all delegates.
Force Majeure: The WW shall incur no liability for any failure to fulfil any obligation under the Contract if prevented from doing so by any cause beyond its reasonable control.


Definitions:
the Venue” means the meeting rooms and residential facilities available for conferences and meetings at the University of York; “WW” means the Writers' Workshop, which is organising the event; “Delegates” means the persons attending the Event who are entitled to use the Facilities under the provisions of the Contract; “the Event Manager” means the person employed by the venue who will work with the Writers Workshop to organise the Event; “the Event” means the Festival of Writing, the details of which are set out in this website; “the Facilities” means the facilities at the Venue which the Writers Workshop agrees with University of York that it will use for the Event including meeting rooms and (where appropriate) Residential Accommodation; “Residential Accommodation” means the bedrooms and other residential facilities at the Venue occupied by the Writers Workshop and the Delegates during an Event; “Start Date for the Event” means the date on which an Event is scheduled to commence; 9th September 2016 “End Date for the Event” means the date on which an Event is scheduled to end; 11th September 2016