TLC's 20th Birthday Conference

TLC’s 20th Birthday Conference
11 Nov 2016 at 10:30 am
11 Nov 2016 at 06:00 pm
Free Word Centre
Free Word Centre
60 Farringdon Road,
Clerkenwell
London
£n/a - Invitation only

TLC’S 20TH BIRTHDAY LITERARY CONFERENCE 2016

In 2016, TLC celebrates 20 years of working with writers, and being the UK’s very first and leading editorial consultancy.

As part of our birthday celebrations, we have re-formatted our flagship Literary Conference into a two-day programme of events to bring you something extra special.

Saturday June 11th Writers’ Day: TLC Writers’ Day (sponsored by IngramSpark) took place at the Free Word Centre with three key talks: ‘How to Pitch’, with Scott Pack; ‘How to Publish’, with Ben Galley; ‘How to Market’, with CreateThinkDo. The day also saw the return of our popular TLC Pen Factor Writing Competition where five shortlisted writers pitched to a live panel of judges. You can read a write-up of the day by editor Andrew Lowe here.

Friday November 11th ‘What’s Your Story?’: In association with Writers’ Centre Norwich, Free Word Centre, Apples & Snakes and English PEN, we will be hosting a high-level industry conversation with friends, colleagues and special guests. A specially commissioned poem by acclaimed poet Lemn Sissay to the theme ‘The Book Inside’ will introduce the day, with a keynote from TLC Founder and Director Rebecca Swift, followed by a conversation with all delegates chaired by Professor Jon Cook (UEA) and rounding up with a series of high-profile Canon Tales by special guests Kit de Waal, Giles Duley, Margaret Busby, Elif Shafak, Henny Beaumont, Mark Ball, Raymond Antrobus and Abi Morgan. This event will be BSL-interpreted.

Join in the conversation: #TLC20 and #TheBookInside on Twitter 
Our November 11th event is by invitation only, but we will be running a social media campaign in the lead-up to the event using the hashtags #TLC20 and #TheBookInside to explore key themes that will be addressed on the day, and all are welcome to join our online discussion on Twitter. We are also delighted to be working with Free Word who have commissioned a series of international blogs by writers from Russia, China, Southern India and Eritrea to address the theme, available to read on the Free Word website.

“WHEN THE LITERARY CONSULTANCY WAS FOUNDED IN 1996, THE PUBLISHING LANDSCAPE LOOKED TOTALLY DIFFERENT FROM HOW IT DOES TODAY. WE NEED TO KEEP UP WITH THE TIMES TO HELP WRITERS IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY, AND THE LITERARY CONFERENCE WILL ADDRESS THE QUESTIONS WE ARE ALL ASKING OURSELVES ABOUT THE FUTURE OF WRITING.”

REBECCA SWIFT, TLC DIRECTOR AND FOUNDER