The Literary Consultancy 20th Anniversary Symposium – Canon Tales: Elif Shafak, Giles Duley, Henny Beaumont, Raymond Antrobus, Abi Morgan, Mark Ball, Kit de Waal and Margaret Busby address the question ‘What’s Your Story?’ in a rapid-fire format of 20 images, each lasting 21 seconds, for 7 minutes.


Poet Lemn Sissay OBE opens The Literary Consultancy’s 20th Anniversary Symposium at the Free Word Centre on November 11th 2016 with two specially commissioned poems. Photo credit: Elixabete Lopez.

TLC Director Rebecca Swift discusses the notion of ‘The Book Inside’ in her keynote speech at TLC’s 20th Anniversary Symposium on November 11th 2016 at the Free Word Centre. Photo credit: Elixabete Lopez.

To read a full transcript of Rebecca’s keynote speech, click here.

The following podcasts are complete keynote speeches from bestselling authors Cory Doctorow (2014), Audrey Niffenegger (2013) and Hari Kunzru (2012), addressing how the digital age is affecting writing today.

These will give you a flavour of the calibre of speaker at our Conference. Alongside our entertaining and authoritative keynotes, you will hear over 28 other speakers on a range of topics, and enjoy practical sessions alongside these.



Here is a ten minute video showing highlights from the Literary Conference’s first year in 2012, with commentators incluiding Kate Mosse, Claire Armitstead and Nicola Morgan explaining why it is important to raise the question we do, how it can help writers and publishers in the digital age, and why it is valuable being there.