Our popular Writers’ Day, sponsored by The Professional Writing Academy, returns with a whole day of events at Sarum College.
The Day Pass offers entry to each event, and also includes lunch at Sarum College.
This year the Writers’ Day offers six fantastic sessions. In the morning, award winning novelist, Paul McVeigh (The Good Son) kicks things off looking at the killer first chapter, focusing on that crucial story opening and what agents, competition judges and journal editors look for. Yvonne Battle-Felton, Creative Writing Lecturer, and author of Remembered (longlisted for this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction) then leads a session on characterisation. The morning events conclude with a session on description and the senses with Susmita Bhattacharya (prize-winning author of Table Manners.)
After lunch, the afternoon begins with a session on editing with Helen Corner-Bryant, the director of transatlantic literary consultancy Cornerstones and the author of On Editing. We then welcome literary agents Amy Fitzgerald (Blair Partnership) and Charlie Campbell (Kingsford Campbell) who will discuss the submission process and tips on finding the right agent. Concluding the Writers’ Day sessions, we are given an insight into the publishing process as we are joined by John Bond (Director of Whitefox) and Tariq Goddard (Publisher of Repeater Books.)
Professional Writing Academy Bursaries For Low-income and Under-represented Writers
The Professional Writing Academy is delighted to sponsor four free places for this year’s Writers’ Day. These places are available for writers who might not otherwise be able to attend for financial or location reasons, and for writers under-represented in publishing, such as BAME writers and those with a disability or mental-health issues. The bursaries include a full place on the Writers’ Day (including lunch), together with travel costs and accommodation if necessary.
To apply for a bursary, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address, outlining in two sentences how a bursary would benefit you. Please use the subject heading Writers’ Day Bursary and include a short sample of your writing (up to 300 words). The deadline for submissions is 1st September 2019 and successful applicants will be notified by the end of September.
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