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Writers & Artists One Day Creative Writing Conference

March 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Tickets: here.

Enter code YLF2018 at the online checkout to receive the cheaper price.

If you want to delve into the world of speculative fiction, learn from the
best at our day of writing talks and panel discussions with bestselling
authors and literary agents. Writers & Artists are back at York Literature Festival and have teamed up with Orbit Books, leading publisher of science fiction and fantasy, to bring you informative sessions on writing for the genre; a key note speaker on subverting the normal in fiction; a networking drinks reception with the speakers; and informative and an interactive panel discussion with leading literary agents.


9am – 9.30am
Welcome coffee and tea.
9.30am – 10.45am
Session 1: Gripping your reader from the off: writing a compelling
introduction to your world with author Claire North.
10.45am – 11am
Short break
11am – 12.15pm
Session 2: The Hero’s Journey: pacing and plotting your novel with
author RJ Barker.
12.15pm – 1.25pm
Lunch (provided).
1.25pm – 2.25pm
Subverting the normal in fiction with Ken MacLeod.
2.25pm – 3.50pm
How to submit your work to an agent: panel discussion with literary
agents Danielle Zigner, Sandra Sawicka and Ed Wilson.
3.50pm – 5pm
Networking drinks.



March 24
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University
Lord Mayor's Walk
York, YO31 7EX
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