Writers’ Events Round-up!

Hey, you writery type — isn’t it time you got out of the house?

Don’t get me wrong, I love what you’ve done with the place. What colour do you call that — peach? But, you know, it’s good to get some fresh air, drink a bit of coffee, meet some people, learn some things.

Here’s a couple of events you may want to consider.

get-writing-2014-logoThe annual Get Writing! Conference takes place next Saturday, March 29th, at the University of Hertfordshire.

You find all the usual stuff: pitching sessions, talks, panels, workshops, competitions. There’s a networking lunch and plenty of opportunities to mingle .

This year’s speakers include – if you’re at the crime-writing end of the spectrum – M.R. Hall, William Ryan, Max Kinnings and Emelyn Rees. The building will also be chock full of agents and editors and important publishing persons, so get your those business cards printed out.

For more information, please make your way in an orderly fashion to this website.

So there’s that.

imagesBut, wait, I’m not finished with you yet. Don’t go off to that other website before I get to tell you about the London Writers Fair, which takes place in Foyles in London’s glamorous West End on Friday, April 11th.

It’s all part of the London Book Fair, which takes place that week. The Writers Fair is a special one-day programme for new novelists — in partnership with Curtis Brown Creative — where a limited number of people get to do workshops and take part in panels.

Yes, there are agents and editors and writers. Tom Rob Smith is going to be there, he’s good, and Adele Parks. And, yes, there will be networking opportunities for all.

Numbers are strictly limited, but I think there are still places available. You can find out more about it at this website.

Now get back to your writing.

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