Surrey New Writers’ Festival 2019

Saturday, June 8th, 10am-9.30pm, G Live, Guildford

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE.

SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

10:00am           Masterclass with Beth Miller: Submitting Your Work to Agents

If you’re writing a novel and would like to get an agent, or have tried unsuccessfully to get one, this practical workshop will help improve your approach. [pre-booked tickets only for this event]

10:30am           New Short Readings: Enjoy literary readings from published short story writers and poets.

12:15pm           Panel A, Magazine and Journal Publishing for New Writers: Sit in on a discussion with editors and judges as they discuss the ins and outs of choosing work for prizes and publications.

Poetry Festival Stage: Reading and talks begin and run throughout the day from some of the most exciting poets in the UK.

2:00pm              Developing Your Short Story Portfolio: How do you begin to carve a name for yourself as a short story writer? Explore approaches suited to writers at any stage of their short story career.

The Stag Hill Journal Launch:  Join the Stag Hill Literary Journal team as they launch their third print issue. Fiction and poetry readings by contributors. 

3:15pm              Novelist Readings: Come enjoy readings from published novelists Stephanie Saulter, Beth Miller, and Kerry Drewery

4:45pm              Panel B, Female Futures: Discussion with poets and prose writers about the future of women’s writing as well as women writing the future in science fiction and fantasy.

6:00pm              Panel C, Writers in the World: What hurdles do authors encounter along the path to publication? Hear advice and stories from a diverse group of writers discussing the journey into a writing career.

7:00pm              Headline Readings & Evening Soiree: Come mingle with writers and performers before guest readers Sophie Mackintosh and Keston Sutherland take the stage.

Also Meet :

Monica Suswin

The Writing for Wellbeing Table will be run by Monica Suswin, an experienced practitioner. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about their own writing issues and gain some understanding how the approach taken by Writing for Wellbeing might be beneficial for them. Writing for Wellbeing offers a process for writers more than a concern about the end result. Monica will be able to explain how that process works to unlock issues around writing, and allow for a flow of ideas and self-expression. This can be invaluable and illuminating for both academic and creative writing. 

Food & Drink at the Festival: Purchase of a festival ticket includes lunch at the venue. There is a café on site for other refreshments and a bar will be open in the evening.

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