Saturday, June 2nd, 11am-8.30pm, G Live, Guildford
11am – Festival opens with tea, coffee and biscuits
11.30am – Panel 1: Literary Start-ups
Are you interested in starting up your own magazine, journal, small press or reading series? Some of the most successful independent journals, presses and series have developed out of original collaborative ideas. Our panellists have been involved with founding original projects in print, online and performance. Join us to discuss what it takes to launch and importantly sustain an independent start-up.
12:30pm – Refreshments break
12.45pm – Panel 2: Gathering a Creative Support System
Many artists write in a solitary environment, but the life of a writer often depends on being part of a creative community and support system, whether it’s to collaborate professionally, to give feedback on each other’s work, or to come to events like this one to hear about new ideas. This panel features emerging and established writers who will talk about their experiences finding their support systems in places such as MA/MFA programmes, reading series and editorial teams.
1.45pm – Lunchtime workshop
Join writing coach Melissa Addey for an interactive workshop titled The Thriving Author
2.30pm – Refreshments Break
2.45pm – Panel 3: Writing for Television and Film
Join us for a panel discussion of how to think visually while developing a television or film script. Our panellists have experience in various aspects of pitching, writing, and producing work for the screen. We’ll discuss how to approach various outlets for visual storytelling, including online formats.
3.45pm – Refreshment break
4pm – Panel 4: PR and Marketing: A Discussion with Agents, Publishers, Editors, and Professionals
There are many mediums in which to pursue publication. Are you interested to learn more about marketing yourself, or are you interested in getting involved in the publishing industry as an agent, editor, or marketing professional? We’ll discuss these and other topics with our panellists who work in the creative industries who work in a variety of ways within the creative industries.
5pm – Wine and Cheese Reception
Mix and mingle with the Festival Authors and Creative Professionals and meet fellow Festival-goers.
6.30pm – Evening Soiree
Join us for an evening of performances and readings from journalists, writers, and performers.
Performers (appearing in this order): Gemma Connell, Catherine Graham, Jeanette Lynes, and Tom Jenks.