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April 2018

How To Get Published - Arts University Bournemouth

Arts University Bournemouth Poole

Sat 28 April 2018, 09.00 - 17.00

Writers & Artists are teaming up with Arts University Bournemouth to bring a day of getting to grips with the practicalities of writing.

The day includes: a two-hour writing workshop with an author of your choice; plenty of opportunity to network with speakers and fellow delegates over lunch; informative and interactive panel discussions with publishers and literary agents looking...

Writers & Artists are teaming up with Arts University Bournemouth to bring a day of getting to grips with the practicalities of writing.

The day includes: a two-hour writing workshop with an author of your choice; plenty of opportunity to network with speakers and fellow delegates over lunch; informative and interactive panel discussions with publishers and literary agents looking for debut authors to add to their lists.

In the morning, three successful writers offer their advice on how to improve your writing with an engaging and interactive workshop. Whether you're writing fiction, non-fiction, or poetry, there's a workshop for you! After lunch, the afternoon sessions will help you navigate the current market, warn you of what to avoid in a submission to an agent and give insight into the minds of leading publishing industry figures.

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Your Novel

Bloomsbury Publishing London

Wed 7 March 2018 - Wed 9 May 2018, 18.00 - 20.30

Join us for a ten-week course dedicated to helping you transform your novel idea into a fully-fledged manuscript.

Whether you've written half a draft or on your third edit, we've designed this course to help you progress as a writer. Along with giving you the ‘how-to’ writing tools you need to hone your novel-in-progress, your work will be assessed along the way by experts in...

Join us for a ten-week course dedicated to helping you transform your novel idea into a fully-fledged manuscript.

Whether you've written half a draft or on your third edit, we've designed this course to help you progress as a writer. Along with giving you the ‘how-to’ writing tools you need to hone your novel-in-progress, your work will be assessed along the way by experts in their fields, all designed to help you take your writing to the next level.

Led by author and creative writing tutor William Ryan, the course will look at essential elements of the writing craft and how you can apply them to your own manuscript, including writing exercises that directly involve the material of your novel-in-progress.

Based at our Bloomsbury offices, evening sessions will last for two and a half hours, from 6-8.30pm, making it ideal for those with full-time jobs and other commitments. There will be opportunities at the beginning and the end of the course to get to know the other writers, as well as William himself.

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Eyelands 8th International Short Story Competition

Tue 20 March 2018 - Wed 20 June 2018

Welcome to Eyelands 8th International Short Story Contest! We’re looking for short stories, of 2.500 words maximum in any genre on the theme of “Luggage”. The competition has been running for 8 consecutive years with increasing success. Every year, we are delighted to give the opportunity to writers from all over the world to see their work published in English and Greek and also to enjoy a...

Welcome to Eyelands 8th International Short Story Contest! We’re looking for short stories, of 2.500 words maximum in any genre on the theme of “Luggage”. The competition has been running for 8 consecutive years with increasing success. Every year, we are delighted to give the opportunity to writers from all over the world to see their work published in English and Greek and also to enjoy a week's holiday in a beautiful beach house on the island of Crete! The contest is run by Eyelands online literary magazine and Strange Days Publications.

The contest runs from March 20th through June 20th, 2018
Theme of the contest: “Luggage”

First prize: A week’s holiday on the island of Crete (for 2)

First three winners’ stories published in two different anthologies (Greek and English).

All the stories of the Shortlist will be published in a special English edition, released through amazon.com & strangedays books. All shortlisted writers will also get a free copy of the book, certification document and a book from Strange Days Books. An interview with the first prize winner will also be featured in eyelands.gr online literary magazine.

Judge: Maria Psoma-Petridou
Entry fee: 10 €
MORE INFO & TO ENTER: https://eyelandscontes.wordpress.com/
CONTACT EMAIL: info@eyelands.gr

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May 2018

Challenges and Rewards of Writing Bestsellers w/ Erica James and Katie Espiner

The Stripe Theatre Winchester

Tue 8 May 2018, 19.30-21.30

Bestselling author Erica James has published over 20 books with Orion over the last 20 years. Join Erica in conversation with Managing Director of Orion, Katie Espiner, as they talk about the challenges and rewards of writing and publishing bestsellers.

Your Novel

Bloomsbury Publishing London

Wed 7 March 2018 - Wed 9 May 2018, 18.00 - 20.30

Join us for a ten-week course dedicated to helping you transform your novel idea into a fully-fledged manuscript.

Whether you've written half a draft or on your third edit, we've designed this course to help you progress as a writer. Along with giving you the ‘how-to’ writing tools you need to hone your novel-in-progress, your work will be assessed along the way by experts in...

Join us for a ten-week course dedicated to helping you transform your novel idea into a fully-fledged manuscript.

Whether you've written half a draft or on your third edit, we've designed this course to help you progress as a writer. Along with giving you the ‘how-to’ writing tools you need to hone your novel-in-progress, your work will be assessed along the way by experts in their fields, all designed to help you take your writing to the next level.

Led by author and creative writing tutor William Ryan, the course will look at essential elements of the writing craft and how you can apply them to your own manuscript, including writing exercises that directly involve the material of your novel-in-progress.

Based at our Bloomsbury offices, evening sessions will last for two and a half hours, from 6-8.30pm, making it ideal for those with full-time jobs and other commitments. There will be opportunities at the beginning and the end of the course to get to know the other writers, as well as William himself.

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Eyelands 8th International Short Story Competition

Tue 20 March 2018 - Wed 20 June 2018

Welcome to Eyelands 8th International Short Story Contest! We’re looking for short stories, of 2.500 words maximum in any genre on the theme of “Luggage”. The competition has been running for 8 consecutive years with increasing success. Every year, we are delighted to give the opportunity to writers from all over the world to see their work published in English and Greek and also to enjoy a...

Welcome to Eyelands 8th International Short Story Contest! We’re looking for short stories, of 2.500 words maximum in any genre on the theme of “Luggage”. The competition has been running for 8 consecutive years with increasing success. Every year, we are delighted to give the opportunity to writers from all over the world to see their work published in English and Greek and also to enjoy a week's holiday in a beautiful beach house on the island of Crete! The contest is run by Eyelands online literary magazine and Strange Days Publications.

The contest runs from March 20th through June 20th, 2018
Theme of the contest: “Luggage”

First prize: A week’s holiday on the island of Crete (for 2)

First three winners’ stories published in two different anthologies (Greek and English).

All the stories of the Shortlist will be published in a special English edition, released through amazon.com & strangedays books. All shortlisted writers will also get a free copy of the book, certification document and a book from Strange Days Books. An interview with the first prize winner will also be featured in eyelands.gr online literary magazine.

Judge: Maria Psoma-Petridou
Entry fee: 10 €
MORE INFO & TO ENTER: https://eyelandscontes.wordpress.com/
CONTACT EMAIL: info@eyelands.gr

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June 2018

Derby Book Festival

Derby

Fri 1 June 2018 - Sat 9 June 2018

Derby Book Festival is an annual Festival which was established in 2015 and is held every June over nine days.

Derby Book Festival celebrates the joy of books and reading for all ages and interests, with a programme featuring great writers, poets, historians, politicians, illustrators, storytellers and musicians.

Each year we welcome internationally celebrated,...

Derby Book Festival is an annual Festival which was established in 2015 and is held every June over nine days.

Derby Book Festival celebrates the joy of books and reading for all ages and interests, with a programme featuring great writers, poets, historians, politicians, illustrators, storytellers and musicians.

Each year we welcome internationally celebrated, best-selling authors as well as a broad range of local writing talent and include an exciting children, families and educational programme.

There’s something for everyone with topics ranging from cycling to cricket, railways to real ale and birding to board games!

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