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    Creative Future Writers' Day

    Sun 23 Oct, 11am
    Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
    Talks & debates
    A crowd of people sit in the Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer watching a speaker.
    People Staring

    Writers, publishers and literary professionals share hints, tips and initiatives in a day of talks and panel events, hosted by TS Eliot prize winning poet Joelle Taylor.

    The day includes short talks from Creative Future, The Literary Consultancy, Poetry School, Faber Academy, Apples & Snakes and Spread The Word.

    There are also two panel events: an insider’s guide to getting your poetry published (featuring Penned in the Margins, Out-Spoken Press, Bad Betty Press and Faber Academy), and how to get a literary agent.

    Whether you are just starting out as a writer, or have been writing for years, this event is the perfect opportunity to gain inside insight from literary professionals that could help you to advance your writing career.

    The event also sees a literary fair take over the Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer, with leading literary organisations and publishers exhibiting their work and welcoming chats with all attending.

    In partnership with Creative Future

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    Age recommendation

    For ages 16+

    Dates & times

    Sun 23 Oct, 11am


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