SURREY NEW WRITERS FESTIVAL 2016
- Saturday 14 May 2016, 11:00AM to 9:30PM
- G Live, London Road, Guildford, GU1 2AA
- Open to:
- Public, Staff, Students, Alumni
- Admission price:
- Tickets: Full Price £6 per session (Students: £4 per session) Festival Pass: £25 (Students: £20) The Festival Pass provides access to all sessions and the Soiree
- Admission information:
- Tickets now on sale via the GLive box-office (GLive.co.uk)
The Surrey New Writers Festival is a public festival affiliated with the Creative Writing programme at the University of Surrey.
Events include interactive discussion panels featuring novelists, scriptwriters, literary agents, publishers, and others who work in the creative industries. After the panels, we'll have a wine reception, where audience members can meet and mingle with our guest writers and creative professionals. In addition, a Poetry Stage will also run throughout the afternoon and will feature readings and discussions by innovative poets from across the UK. The Festival will conclude with a Saturday Night Soiree that will feature literary readings and musical performances. Join us for an exciting day of creative exchanges at the Surrey New Writers Festival!
Late Lunch Talk and Discussion with Monica Ali
Panel 3, The (Often Uncertain) Road to a Debut Novel
(Panelists: Alex Christofi, Sophie Columbeau, Lizzie Enfield)
An author’s debut novel is a major milestone in his or her career; however, the road to publication is rarely without surprises, if not difficulties. Our panelists will discuss how they developed and published their ‘first’ novel, speak about writing experiences and projects that they completed (or not!) before their first major publication, and also reflect on what they didn’t expect in regard to the process of publishing their work.
Coffee and tea will be available
Panel 4, Agents, Editors, and Publishers Panel
(Panelists: Catherine Cho of the Curtis and Brown Agency, Carrie Plint of the Conville and Walsh Agency, Holly Ainley of Myriad Editions)
Join our panelists for a discussion about their roles in the publishing industry. They will talk about how they’ve developed their careers, and what kind of writing and approaches they’re looking for in authors. The audience will have an opportunity to ask our panelists about any aspect of the publishing industry.
New Writers Reception
Following the panel discussions, we will adjourn to a wine reception where the audience, authors, and industry professionals will have an opportunity to mingle with each other.
Saturday Evening Soiree
The New Writers Festival will close with a festive soiree! The evening will feature musical and poetic performances by singer-songwriter and poet Gabriel Moreno; a reading by microfiction specialist and poet Holly Howitt; performance poet angela rawlings, and a debut reading by University of Surrey MFA student Clare Holt.