Creative Future Writers’ Day: Live Stream
Writers, publishers and literary professionals share hints, tips and initiatives in the live stream of a day of talks and panel events.
Whether you are just starting out as a writer, or have been writing for years, this event is the perfect opportunity to gain insights from literary professionals that could help advance your writing career.
The day includes short talks from Creative Future and other leading writing development agencies, followed by three panel events with Q&As:
‘From Page to Publication: four Creative Future Writers’ Award winners on their journeys as underrepresented writers to becoming published writers. Featuring poet/young adult author Lisette Auton, poets Day Mattar and Rhiya Pau, and novelist Tom Newlands.
Getting your poetry published: featuring Anthony Anaxagorou (Out-Spoken), Amy Acre (Bad Betty Press), Jane Commane (Nine Arches Press), and Helen Eastman (Live Canon). Hosted by Sally Carruthers (Poetry School).
Agents and publisher panel: giving you insider knowledge on acquiring representation and demystifying the publishing process, featuring Amy Baxter (Dialogue Books), Leodora Darlington (Owned Voices), Clara Foster (Aevitas) and Jonathan Ruppin (The Ruppin Agency).
In partnership with Creative Future
Need to know
For ages 16+
Dates & times
- Standard entryFree
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Our address is: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX. The nearest tube and train stations within 5-7 minutes walk are Waterloo (Northern, Bakerloo, Jubilee and Waterloo & City lines) and Embankment (District & Circle lines). There are also lots of bus routes with stops 2-5 minutes from our venues. For more information on getting here by road, rail or river.
Pre-booking online is recommended. Check our website on the day for returns. There’s no need to print your e-ticket – just show your phone to our Visitor Assistants on entry.
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If you don't receive your e-ticket
Your e-ticket will be sent to you seven days before the event date from [email protected]. If you don't receive your e-ticket, and it's not in your junk or spam folder, please get in touch.
Find out all you need to know about tickets, including concessions, group bookings, returns, credit vouchers and more, via the link below.
An accessible toilet is located in the foyer.
A Changing Places toilet is located on Level 1 Royal Festival Hall next to the JCB Glass Lift, for the exclusive use of disabled people who need personal assistance to use the toilet.
The facility includes a height-adjustable bench, tracking hoist system, a centrally-placed toilet, a height-adjustable basin and a shower. The key for this room is available from the Welcome Hub on Level 2, Royal Festival Hall. The facility is open daily 10am – 11pm.
The Queen Elizabeth Hall cloakroom is closed. You won’t be able to bring any bags over 40 x 25 x 25cm into the Queen Elizabeth Hall, so please leave large bags at home.
Please note that we're unable to accept cash payments across our site.
For step-free access from the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road off Belvedere Road to the Queen Elizabeth Hall auditorium seating (excluding rows A to C) and wheelchair spaces in the Rear Stalls, plus Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer and the Purcell Room, please use the Queen Elizabeth Hall main entrance.
To reach this entrance, enter the Royal Festival Hall via the Southbank Centre Square Doors. Take the JCB Glass Lift to Level 2 and exit to the Riverside Terrace. Turn right to find the Queen Elizabeth Hall main entrance.
You can also use the external lift near the Artists' Entrance on Southbank Centre Square to reach Mandela Walk, Level 2.
For access to the Queen Elizabeth Hall auditorium seating rows A to C and wheelchair spaces in the Front Stalls, please enter via the Artists' Entrance in the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road (Level 1).
Talk to a member of staff at the auditorium entrance if you have a disability that means you can’t queue, or you need extra time to take your seat. They can arrange priority entry for you as soon as the doors open.
This event can be viewed live on YouTube, and will be made available at the same time as the in-person event. Make sure you bookmark this page.