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March 2017

The David Cohen Prize for Literature

London

Wed 1 March 2017 - Fri 31 March 2017 (date unconfirmed)

Awarded biennially, this £40,000 prize recognises a lifetime’s achievement in literature, honouring a writer in the English language who is a citizen of the UK or the Republic of Ireland. The winner of the prize is nominated and selected by a panel of judges comprising authors, literary critics and academics. No shortlist is announced. The John S. Cohen Foundation finances the prize and the...

Awarded biennially, this £40,000 prize recognises a lifetime’s achievement in literature, honouring a writer in the English language who is a citizen of the UK or the Republic of Ireland. The winner of the prize is nominated and selected by a panel of judges comprising authors, literary critics and academics. No shortlist is announced. The John S. Cohen Foundation finances the prize and the Arts Council England provides a further £12,500 for the Clarissa Luard Award, which the winner of the David Cohen Prize awards to a literature organisation that supports young writers or an individual writer under the age of 35. Founded 1991.

British poet-playwright, Tony Harrison, was awarded the David Cohen Prize for Literature 2015.

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1:1 Agent Pitching Evening (Greenwich Writers)

The Guard House Woolwich

Wed 29 March 2017, 7pm - 11pm

Looking for a Literary Agent? Greenwich Writers offers regular 1:1 Pitching Sessions.

Catherine Cho from the Curtis Brown Literary Agency joins Greenwich Writers for an evening of 1:1 pitches. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone with a completed manuscript to pitch directly to an agent from a major UK literary agency and receive instant feedback.

Before...

Looking for a Literary Agent? Greenwich Writers offers regular 1:1 Pitching Sessions.

Catherine Cho from the Curtis Brown Literary Agency joins Greenwich Writers for an evening of 1:1 pitches. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone with a completed manuscript to pitch directly to an agent from a major UK literary agency and receive instant feedback.

Before applying, your novel should be complete (or very near to) and polished so it is ready to send out to agents. Please ensure that your novel falls in to genres mentioned above.

Please send your query letter, synopsis, and first three chapters to andrew@greenwichwriters.com by no later than Monday, March 13th, 2017.

There are limited spots available and we'll operate on a first come first served basis, so book quickly to avoid disappointment.

If you're not lucky enough to get a spot, drop me a message and I can add you to the waiting list in case of a cancellation. Please keep an eye on the group as we've more events planned.

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British Essay Writing Contest

UK Writings London

Mon 5 September 2016 - Wed 31 May 2017

If you've always felt you're an excellent essay writer, now's the time to prove it.

There are three fantastic cash prizes up for grabs:

1st place: £3500

2nd place: £2500

3rd place: £2000

Read details at http://ukwritings.com/writing-contest

More Creative Writing

The Attenborough Arts Centre Leicester

Mon 13 February 2017 - Mon 27 March 2017, 10.30-12.30

More Creative Writing

Mondays, 13 February - 27 March (except 20 March), 10.30am - 12.30pm, £65 / £35 for 6 sessions.
Tutor: Fiona Linday
For those wishing to explore and practise creative writing techniques to inspire their own writing, including poetry, plays, scripts, short stories and songs.

April 2017

Kay's Little Writers _ Open Session

NA Exeter

Fri 7 April 2017 (date unconfirmed), 6-8pm, Fridays :D , OPEN SESSION is @ 3-5pm

Hello there fellow writers!

I am hosting an Event in Exeter, Devon. Dates are not official until I get some connections and interests.

The 7th of April is going to be the open date. Please email me on:
kaylinmason4@gmail.com for more information and an application form if you would like to be serious about attending.

For the first session we...

Hello there fellow writers!

I am hosting an Event in Exeter, Devon. Dates are not official until I get some connections and interests.

The 7th of April is going to be the open date. Please email me on:
kaylinmason4@gmail.com for more information and an application form if you would like to be serious about attending.

For the first session we will have creative writing activities and understand the genres for fiction and we will even understand play writing as well.

There will be a half n hour break to chill out.

It will be an open session and will only continue if positive.
We will even be working with the latest writers and artists year book.

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Self-Publishing Conference

Stamford Court Conference Centre Leicester

Sat 22 April 2017, 8:45-18:00

The annual Self-Publishing Conference is the perfect day out for authors thinking about, or already involved in, self-publishing their work. Whether going it alone or using a self-publishing company, the many varied sessions on a broad range of topics will be invaluable to those at the start of the process or who are already seasoned self-publishers.
The 5th Self-Publishing Conference takes...

The annual Self-Publishing Conference is the perfect day out for authors thinking about, or already involved in, self-publishing their work. Whether going it alone or using a self-publishing company, the many varied sessions on a broad range of topics will be invaluable to those at the start of the process or who are already seasoned self-publishers.
The 5th Self-Publishing Conference takes place on Saturday 22nd April 2017 at the University of Leicester.

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Llandeilo Literary Festival

Llandeilo

Sat 29 April 2017 - Sun 30 April 2017

Workshops, readings, panels, discussions and performance poetry events in Llandeilo, Wales. Best know attendees, all confirmed, are Jodi Taylor, Jasper Fforde, Jo Mazelis and Rob Gittins.

The event, with accompanying book fair, takes place over two days in the historical town of Llandeilo

British Essay Writing Contest

UK Writings London

Mon 5 September 2016 - Wed 31 May 2017

If you've always felt you're an excellent essay writer, now's the time to prove it.

There are three fantastic cash prizes up for grabs:

1st place: £3500

2nd place: £2500

3rd place: £2000

Read details at http://ukwritings.com/writing-contest