Attendees of the Writing East Midlands Conference (details below) are also invited to join us for an evening of networking with wine and nibbles.
This networking event will take place at Nottingham Writers' Studio, 25 Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 1FH from 6pm onwards. It's free entry and there will be a self-service bar with suggested donations for wine and nibbles (you are also welcome to BYO, if preferred!).
6.45 Introductions from the Society of Authors on who we are, what we do and how you can join us, with discounts for NWS members, followed by introductions from Nottingham Writers' Studio for those of you who are new to what they do.
7.15 A short panel discussion with Martin Reed (SoA), Crystal Mahey-Morgan (OWN IT!) and Jonathan Emmett (author), chaired by Sarah Hindmarsh (NWS Chair).
7.45 A break for mingling and getting more drinks with opportunities to chat with SoA and NWS representatives directly.
8.30 Live readings from a selection of local poets and authors.
9.00 Further networking and opportunities to meet fellow writers.
East Midlands Group of the Society of Authors
Members of the SoA are specifically invited to network with members of the Nottingham Writers' Studio but also to discuss the possibility of setting up an East Midlands Group of the Society of Authors. For further information, contact Anna Ganley.
Also on Saturday 3 March...
The Writing East Midlands Writers' Conference 2018
Writing East Midlands is bringing The Writers’ Conference back to Nottingham. This year they're partnering with Nottingham Trent University to hold the one-day conference at the Newton and Arkwright Building, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, NG1 4FQ.
This conference gives the East Midlands’ writing community access to leading professionals from the industry. And this year, for the first time, the SoA is sponsoring a panel discussion at the conference on 'Demystifying the Publishing Process'.
The panel will be chaired by our Head of Communications, Martin Reed and includes local author Jonathan Emmett and publisher Crystal Mahey-Morgan of the storytelling lifestyle brand OWN IT! on the panel. They will discuss the publishing process from initial idea to the life of a book, and what an author needs to do to keep their brand alive. They will offer tips and advice on what writers can do to maximise their income streams and protect their rights.
The conference programme includes panel events, debates, seminars, workshops and activities cover a range of writing disciplines including fiction, poetry, social media for writers, working with literature festivals, and explores topics and trends on all aspects of writing and publishing, from, ‘Writing and Voice’, to ‘Working with an Agent.’
Whether you’re an established or emerging writer, The Writers’ Conference is an invaluable opportunity for you to make new contacts, learn more about getting published, take part in workshop and be guided through the murky waters of funding.
Within the ticket price, there is also the opportunity to apply to have your work read by a literary agent or editor and take part in a meeting to receive feedback on your work.
Come and network with regional and national authors, agents and editors and meet organisations that provide advice and support to aid you in furthering your writing career.
Conference tickets: £65, £60 concessions.
View the full programme and book now