The Crime Writers’ Association

Writers & Artists How To Get Published

Writers & Artists are delighted to be working with Denman College to bring a day of getting to grips with the practicalities of writing. The day includes: a two-hour writing workshop with an author of your choice; plenty of opportunity to network with speakers and fellow delegates over lunch; informative and interactive panel discussions with publishers and literary agents looking for debut authors to add to their lists.

In the morning, three successful writers offer their advice on how to improve your writing with an engaging and interactive workshop on either historical fiction, crime or children’s fiction. After lunch, we’ll be joined by a wonderful keynote author discussing the path to publication and the following afternoon sessions will help you navigate the current market, warn you of what to avoid in a submission to an agent and give insight into the minds of leading publishing industry figures.


09.00-09.30: Registration and welcome teas and coffees

09.30-10.00: Introduction and publishing industry overview from chair Alysoun Owen, Editor of the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook and the Children’s Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook

10.00-11.00: A writing workshop of your choice: writing historical fiction with Tim Pears, writing crime fiction with William Ryan, and writing children’s fiction with Natasha Farrant

11.00-11.15: Short break

11.15-12.00: Writing workshop continued

12.00-13.10: Lunch break (lunch included)

13.10-14.0: Keynote talk with Rachel Joyce

14.10-15.10: Publishing industry discussion with Bella Pearson, Publishing Director at David Fickling Books and Alysoun Owen, Editor of the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook and the Children’s Writers & Artists’ Yearbook.

15.10-16.10: How to submit your work to an agent: practical tips from literary agents Lydia Silver, Kate Nash and Elinor Cooper. Chaired by Alysoun Owen.

16.10-17:00: Networking reception


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