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Inspirational writers, publishers, agents, and influential figures from across industry

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MEET GREAT PEOPLE

New collaborations, new opportunities

FROM WRITING TO PUBLISHING

Learn how different writers make self-publishing work for them

MAKING WORDS GO FURTHER

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PRACTICAL VALUE

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WHAT IS THE LITERARY CONFERENCE?

TLC Literary ConferenceThe Literary Conference was the first event of its kind in the UK, and was an essential event for writers and those working with them, to catch up on the very latest in thinking in the book publishing world. The first Literary Conference, Writing in a Digital Age, was programmed in association with Amphora Arts in 2012, and the Conference ran until 2015 when it was replaced by an exciting new programme including TLC’s now annually sold-out Writers’ Day. In 2016 the Conference was revived in line with TLC’s 20th Anniversary. This page is intended to bring together all the thinking from these seminal events in one place. We hope you enjoy reading about it, and do look out for future iterations of The Literary Conference, brought to you by The Literary Consultancy, The UK’s most established editorial consultancy, supported by Arts Council England.
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

WHAT THEY SAY

  • Maggie Fergusson Director of the Royal Society of Literature

    "Maggie Fergusson (c. Adrian Pope)The Royal Society of Literature is delighted to be involved in TLC’s third Digital Conference: an opportunity to help build bridges between established and emerging writers, and to look to the literary future with tough-minded optimism."

  • Orna Ross Alliance of Independent Authors

    "Orna Ross – Literary Conference SpeakerThere are conferences about writing as craft and art; the importance of writing and literature; and the opportunities new technologies and platforms are offering today’s writers. This conference offers all of this in one."

  • Roger Tagholm Book Industry Journalist

    "Roger-TagholmThere is a huge desire to write among the public and thanks to digitisation and technology, the tools exist for new writers to become published authors. TLC’s conference addresses this confluence, and provides an invaluable forum for the sharing of best practice."

  • Rose Fenton Director, Free Word Centre

    "Rose FentonFree Word is extremely proud of its association with TLC’s Writing in a Digital Age Conference, which brings new audiences from the UK and overseas. This is a unique, landmark event bringing together the traditional and digital publishing world."

  • Kate Mosse Best-selling Author

    "Kate MosseTLC has always supported the best kind of writing, and access for everybody to the best kind of editing – this conference is long overdue, and all credit to them for setting it up."

  • Robert McCrum Associate Editor and Literary Blogger, The Observer

    "R. McCrumTLC is a sharp observer of contemporary writing in Britain today, and this annual conference represents the cutting-edge: incisive, probing – with a hint of danger. It’s a great thrill to be involved. 2013."

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