The Festival of Writing, 2015. York.



Booking for The Festival of Writing are now open!

complete creative writing course


Bringing all the expertise of the country's finest writing tutors, book doctors and publishing professionals together to guide you to a stronger manuscript, greater industry savvy and hopefully an agent and future book deal; it does happen!

With loads of "how to" courses and workshops taught by top class writers experienced in teaching, with publishing professionals and agents by the cartload to talk to you about the book industry from their perspective, and “one-to-ones” where you can pitch your work direct to an agent or editor of your choice – what’s not to like. 

Date: 4th to 6th Sept. | Aimed at: Anyone | Location: York Uni| Price: From £175



About the Festival of Writing

Lady writerWriting is hard - and it's usually solitary. The Festival aims to give you three massive wins in the course of one, mind-blowing weekend:

1) We help you improve your writing. We've got workshops on almost everything you can think of and we can virtually guarantee that you'll leave us with your mind expanded and your writing better.

2) We help you meet the industry. Our Festival is alive with literary agents, authors and publishers. If you want to pitch your work direct to an agent, you can. If you want to talk over a beer with a publisher, you can. If you want to pick the brains of professional authors in your genre, then please feel free.

3) We give you an amazing time. Our Festival is famous for its warmth, its inclusiveness, its inspirational quality - and its amazing atmosphere. But don't ask us. Ask the people who've been before. Watch the video here.

Yes! And if they love it, they may well agree to represent you. We've had numerous author-agent relationships start at the Festival - and some have gone on to prize shortlists and the Richard & Judy Summer Read. All that matters is that your work is fabulous - and you get it under the right noses. 
The 2015 Festival Programme can be found here.
The full Workshop schedule (choose your preferences when you come to book.)
Our Friday afternoon mini-course schedule (courses are optional).
Who's who of the 2015 Festival. All the competition details can be found here.