Writing West Midlands National Writers' Conference 2017 featuring TLC Keynote - The Literary Consultancy

Writing West Midlands National Writers' Conference 2017 featuring TLC Keynote

Writing West Midlands National Writers’ Conference 2017 featuring TLC Keynote
10 Jun 2017 at 09:15 am
10 Jun 2017 at 04:00 pm
£60/£54 conc. + booking fee

Writing West Midlands hosts the National Writers’ Conference 2017 at the University of Birmingham, with industry experts and best-selling authors, plus opportunities to meet and mingle with other writers of all genres and disciplines. TLC’s Director Aki Schilz will be delivering the afternoon keynote at this essential event for writers, hosted by one of our literature development partners supporting writers of all skill levels to develop their craft. Join in the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #NationalWriters17.


Programme

9.15am: Registration & Refreshments

10am: Introduction by Abigail Campbell, Programmer, Writing West Midlands

Welcome by Professor Andrzej Gasiorek, Department of English Literature, University of Birmingham.

10.10 – 10.30am: Keynote Address from award-winning Poet, Andrew McMillan:

A Political Act: why writing is more important now than ever

10.35 – 11.35am: Breakout sessions (to be selected at registration on the day):

Choose one from the following three sessions:

  1. Working with Agents & Publishers
  2. Outrageous Fortune – Keeping Writing and the words coming year after year
  3. Brits Abroad – Writers Working Overseas

11.35 – 11.45am: Break

11.45am – 12.45pm: Breakout sessions (to be selected at registration on the day):

Choose one from the following three sessions:

  1. Writing for Broadcast
  2. Writing from Place – the importance of Place and its impact of your writing
  3. Making a Career of Writing

12.45 – 1.30pm: Light Lunch & Networking (included in the ticket cost)

1.30 – 1.45pm: Performance by Nyanda Foday, Birmingham Young Poet Laureate & Matt Windle, Birmingham Poet Laureate

1.45 – 2.45pm: Breakout sessions (to be selected at registration on the day):

Choose one from the following three sessions:

  1. Making Digital Writing
  2. Raising a Writer’s Profile
  3. Contracts & Payments, Rights & Remuneration

2.45pm-3.15pm: tea and coffee break (provided)

3.15pm-3.45pm: Keynote address from Aki Schilz, Director, The Literary Consultancy

Literary Values: A Legacy, and a Commitment to Supporting the Writers of the Future

3.45pm – 4pm: closing remarks from Abigail Campbell, Writing West Midlands

Booking

Tickets £60/£54 concessions (plus booking fee) via Eventbrite here