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25th March 2017 - 9:00am to 4:30pm


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Writers & Artists are joining forces with Open University to help you to get to grips with the practicalities of writing. Including talks from an array of fantastic author and panel discussions from leading literary agents, this is a day of discovery dedicated to how you can take your writing to the next level.

Taking place at Open University’s Edinburgh Office the day – which will cover essential aspects of the writing process, from the importance of first chapters through to the process of editing and re-editing your work – will include: networking drinks reception, interactive panel discussion with literary agents, who are always on the lookout for debut authors to add to their lists. 


09.30-10.00: Registration and welcome teas and coffees

10.00-11.00: An audience with AUTHOR 1: First Chapters – grabbing your reader from the off! 

11.00-11.20: Drinks break 

11.20-12.20: An audience with AUTHOR 2: Writing is Re-Writing – the process of editing 

12.20-13.30: Lunch break (lunch included)

13.30-14.30: An audience with AUTHOR 3: Turning the page – establishing pace and plot

14.30-16.00: How to submit your work to an agent: practical tips from leading literary agents with Q&A

16.00-17.00: Networking drinks reception

Speaker Profiles

Event details

The event will be held at the following address:

 The Open University in Scotland, Jennie Lee House
10 Drumsheugh Gardens
EH3 7Q

 Doors will open at 9.30am,with teas and coffees provided upon arrival.

Booking and payment

The price for this event is £95.

Bookings can be made by either clicking on the 'Book' buttons at the top and bottom of this page, or by calling 0207 631 5985.

Price inclusive of standard VAT.

Please note that this is not a ticketed event, so you don't need to bring anything on the day as your names will be on our guestlist.


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