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How To Get Published - Arts University Bournemouth

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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.

Sat 28 April 2018, 09.00 - 17.00

How To Get Published - Arts University Bournemouth

Schedule/Speaker profile(s)

Conference schedule:

09.00-09.30: Registration and welcome teas and coffees
09.30-10.00: Introduction and publishing industry overview from chair Alysoun Owen, Editor of the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook
10.00-11.00: A writing workshop of your choice: writing fiction with Natasha Pulley, writing creative non-fiction with Nell Stevens and writing poetry with Kayo Chingonyi
11.00-11.15: Short break
11.15-12.00: Writing workshop continued
12.00-13.10: Lunch break (lunch included)
14.10-15.10: Publishing industry panel discussion with Mark Richards, Publishing Director at John Murray Press, and Editor TBC, chaired by Alysoun Owen
15.10-16.10: How to submit your work to an agent: practical tips from leading literary agents Emma Paterson and Thérèse Coen
16.10-17:00: Networking reception

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