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National Writers Conference 2024

National Writers Conference 2024 – Writing in a Changing World

Saturday 29 June 2024, 10am – 4pm (registration from 9.15am)

Bramall Music Building
University of Birmingham, Edgbaston

Join us for a day of insightful presentations, engaging panel discussions and invaluable networking opportunities with a friendly community of writers.

Leading writers, literary agents, editors, publicists and other industry experts will present on topics tailored to propel your writing career, such as:

The Joy of Genre Writing – making the right choice and moving between genres.

Publicity for Writers – how the industry goes about selling books and the role for writers.

Finding & Working with An Agent – advice on getting an agent and on the writer / agent working relationship.

The Publishing Process – inside knowledge on the various stages of publishing, from selling a manuscript to getting the book on sale.

Writers & Artificial Intelligence – the latest news on how AI will affect the work of creative writers and the wider industry.

Come along and ask questions, share insights, and immerse yourself in a vibrant community of writers from all corners of the country.

Event Details:

Date/Time: 29th June 2024, 10am-4pm (registration from 9.15am).

Lunch: A simple packed lunch can be purchased for £10 as an add-on to your ticket price on tickets purchased before the 17th June 2024, or you are welcome to bring your own lunch with you. Please note that shops and eateries are usually closed on campus on conference day.

Refreshments such as tea, coffee and squash will be available.

More about The National Writers Conference 2024:

The National Writers Conference promises a day full of inspiration, support and insider knowledge to help supercharge your writing career.

Highlights include:

· Keynote Address with bestselling psychological thriller author, Mark Edwards

· Interview with Anna Ganley, newly appointed Chief Executive of the Society of Authors

· Industry Knowledge panel sessions delving into topics such as self-publishing, AI’s role in writing, and the intricacies of the publishing process.

· Personal Support panel sessions offering guidance on finding and collaborating with agents, as well as exploring the joys of genre writing.

· Information & Inspiration panel sessions covering publicity strategies for writers and the art of running successful writing workshops.

· Ample Networking Opportunities including a dedicated networking session during lunch for expanding connections within the writing community, both locally and nationally.

This year’s conference speakers & panellists include Amandeep Singh (Agent, The Good Literary Agency), (Kiya Evan (Associate Agent, Mushens Entertainment), Jessie Goetzinger-Hall (Assistant Editor, Tinder Press), Zen Cho (Fantasy & Romance writer), Sue Moss (self-published Queer Historical Fiction author), Samiir Saunders (poet & performer), Kieran Sangha (Communications Executive, Pan Macmillan), Jo Callaghan (Crime Writer & AI Strategist)

Additionally, Voce Books, Birmingham’s bookshops for thinkers and writers, will be selling books by all speakers plus a selection of wonderful poetry, fiction and non-fiction titles.

We are grateful for the support of the many individuals and organisations who have helped make this event happen, including University of Birmingham (College of Arts & Law), Arts Council England, Authors’ Licensing & Collecting Society, Mushens Entertainment, Tinder Press, The Good Literary Agency and the Trustees of Writing West Midlands.

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Bramall Music Building
The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston


29 Jun 2024


9:15 am - 4:00 pm


From £42