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
Writing 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.