Meet agents and publishers. Get advice from professional authors. Pitch your work direct to agents. And have fun! Everyone booking a ticket at the Festival is entitled to two ten minute 1-to-1 sessions. Those booking weekend tickets can upgrade to three for a nominal upgrade fee.

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

Date: 8th, 9th, 10th Sept |Location: York| Meetings: 2 Agent 1-to-1|Bookings: Open in April

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"After discovering the Writers' Workshop online, I feel as though I have stumbled across a fantastic new world dedicated to supporting and inspiring writers ... The Festival and the Writers' Workshop went above and beyond. The whole conference was incredibly informative, candid and fun yet professional. I walked away with a host of new friends, a stronger sense of ambition, as well as a literary agent. Forget value for money - the Writers' Workshop and the Festival of Writing are a new writer's passport into the world of publishing." Jenny M.

"Why is @festivalwriting the best thing since sliced cake? Find out here." @lorettamilan

"A belated thank you for the marvellous Festival of Writing ... as a result of all the incredibly useful seminars, I improved the manuscript sufficiently to obtain two offers of representation. I have just signed with Marcy Posner, [whom I met at the Festival]." Lexie E.

"A fantastic work-out for the mind. I loved every minute and found it uplifting, daunting, invigorating, and humbling. Not only extremely well organised, but soooo helpful: great one-to-ones, and masses of time to meet people in the industry." Lucy B.

"Have a fantastic time and good luck! The 'York Effect' worked wonders for me last year and hopefully will for lots of you." @isabelcostello

"Thank you so much for the wonderful Festival of Writing. I learned a great deal - and what's more had fun. Your team performed magnificently." Bob W.

"Love and luck to all going to @festivalwriting! Last year I met my majestic agent @mushenska, learned The Craft and drank Much Wine." - @HFKaner

"A huge thank you for organising such a wonderful Festival." Alex C.


And check out a few of our success stories here!

'The Life-Changing Festival of Writing' ~ Roz Watkins

'Good vibes and Good advice' ~ Virginia Moffat

'Delegate to Speaker by way of a Richard & Judy Bestseller' ~ Tracy Rees

'YORK for all reasons. Whatever stage your writing is at The Writers’ Workshop Festival of Writing can inspire and help you.' ~ Anne Corlett

'Festival Success and overcoming Big Scary Things' ~ Jo Cannon

Festival Success: Friday Night Live comp & a six figure book deal.~ Deborah Install

'Warning: Attending the Festival Of Writing can seriously change your life.' ~ Tor Udall

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