Authors North

SOA_col_Authors_North_rgb_monogram.pngMembers living in the north of England automatically become members of Authors North and receive Authors North mailings.

With over 1,000 members, Authors North is the largest regional group, which is run by a volunteer events committee and an events organiser at the SoA. The group organises three day-long events each Spring, Summer and Autumn for members living in the north of England. Events feature speakers from the publishing industry on topics of interest to authors.

Each event provides the opportunity for members and their guests to meet in a convivial atmosphere to swap stories, make contacts and generally enjoy themselves in pleasant company.

Authors North emails

Members receive notifications about Authors North events by email. If you do not receive Authors North emails (and you wish to do so) please contact the office on 020 7373 6642 or email

Keep in touch

We welcome feedback about Authors North events and/or suggestions for future topics, please contact Anna Ganley with your suggestions.

Authors North on Twitter

Authors North members are very active on Twitter and we even have our own Twitter list. If you would like to be added to this list, please email us.



2017 events programme

Posted: 06 December 2016

Spring event: Authors North Broadcasting Day

A day of broadcasting-inspired talks.

Date: Saturday 22 April 2017

Location: Leeds

Venue: The Carriageworks Theatre

Speakers include: Furquan Akhtar (Wolfblood); Sarah Bagshaw (Emmerdale, Heartbeat); Anna Disley (New Writing North); Lisa Holdsworth (Midsomer Murders, Robin Hood); Gwyneth Hughes (Dark Angel, The Girl); Daniel Ingram-Brown (Artistic Director of Suitcase and Spectacles Children's Theatre); Curtis Jobling (Bob the Builder, Frankenstein's Cat); Vanessa Rosenthal (Writing the Century, BBC Radio 4).

View the full programme and book your place.


Summer Social: Ian McMillan's walking tour of Barnsley

An exclusive walking tour of Barnsley with the 'bard of Barnsley' Ian McMillan; poetry readings by Ian McMillan and Zaffar Kunial; and a performance skills workshop with the author and professional storyteller Cat Weatherill

Date: Saturday 8 July 2017

Location: Barnsley

Venue: The Cooper Gallery

Booking opens: April 2017

Event code: 598


Autumn event: The Author Business

A day of professional development and training for authors.

Date: Saturday 4 November 2017

Location: Manchester

Venue: Manchester Art Gallery

Booking opens: July 2017

Event code: 599