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Festivals and Conferences


How to Write a Memoir
Date: 12 December 2018
Over the course of the evening, Helen Croydon will help you to identify story worthy elements of real-life events and how to work them into an engaging story arc, as well as sharing essential legal things you need to know when writing about real people, and the emotional challenges of sharing your personal story with the world.


How to Write for Children and Young Adults
Date: 23 February 2019
Learn from the best with a day of writing workshops and panel discussions with leading children’s publishers and literary agents. Meet experts of children’s publishing, and find out how to improve your writing and how best to increase your chances of getting published.


Essex Book Festival
Dates: 1 – 30 March 2019
Comprising 60+ events in over 30 venues across the county, including theatres, libraries, schools, universities, through to cafes, art galleries.


Words by the Water
Dates: 8 – 17 March 2019
Theatre by the Lake in Keswick, Cumbria is the centre for this exciting festival of words and ideas organised by Ways With Words. For ten days writers and readers get together to share the pleasure of books, words and ideas.