Surrey New Writers Festival 2014

Saturday 15 March 2014, 11:00 to 21:00
The Glass Room, G Live, London Rd, Guildford, Surrey GU1 2AA
Open to:
Alumni, Public, Staff, Students

This year’s Festival features an exciting line-up of novelists, poets, scriptwriters, as well as a range of professionals who work in the creative industries. Join us for an interactive day of discussion panels, readings, and social events.     

Festival Schedule

The Festival opens! Coffee and tea will be available throughout the day.

Discussion panel: Literature and Creative Technologies
How we access, read, and share information has changed rapidly over the past decade. This panel, featuring university librarians Gill Downham and Kate Cushon will explore the ever-evolving way we read, learn, and express ourselves through literature.

Discussion panel: The Business and Craft of Scriptwriting
Interested in writing for the screen, stage, or radio? This panel features acclaimed scriptwriters (Mark Davies Markham, Stephen Mollett, and Jon Crewe) who will speak about their craft and the business of writing for film, tv, and radio.

1.45-2.45pm Lunch break

Discussion panel: Novelists on the Novel
Join four dynamic novelists (Beatrice Hitchman, Zoe Pilger, Paul Vlitos, and Tabish Khair) for a discussion about the challenges and joys of penning a novel, and the path they’ve taken to publish their work.

Discussion panel: Industry Insiders: Agents and Publishers
Ever wondered what a day in the life of a literary agent or publisher is like? Agents Alex Christofi and Carrie Plitt from Conville and Walsh Literary Agency, Samantha Haywood from Transatlantic Literary Agency, and Candida Lacey, Publisher and Managing Director of Myriad Editions will speak about their roles in the publishing industry, and what they look for in representing and working with an author.

5 à 7 Wine Reception
Please join us the Festival panelists for an informal reception. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Saturday Night Soiree
The Festival ends with a Saturday Night Soiree that will feature the launch of Robert Fitterman’s poetry collection from Veer Books, the launch of the latest videogame from CMA Megacorp, as well as some surprise performances from Guildford poets!

Tickets can be purchased from G Live's box office as follows:

Ticket Desk 0844 7701 797

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Saturday 15 March 2014

11:00 to 21:00

The Glass Room, G Live, London Rd, Guildford, Surrey GU1 2AA
Open to:
Alumni, Public, Staff, Students

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