The conference is for people who not only wish to take their writing seriously, but who also have a stake in eventually publishing their work, either through traditional outlets, or as independently published authors.
In today’s publishing climate authors are making less money than ever. Higher percentages and more control pertain where authors have the savvy to publish and promote their own work. Yet without the best possible counsel they will struggle.
The authors who are teaching at this conference as instructors and panelists are some of the leading experts not only as successful writers themselves in most cases, but also in terms of having many years of experience tackling sticky obstacles along those two so-called publishing pathways (and their hybrids), and can advise credibly. They all have genuine clout, so this is a massive networking opportunity for anyone who has real writing ability or potential. And it only takes place one weekend every two years, in a price range for real people, not the idle rich!
Technically the conference is for anyone with a meaningful story to tell. Those who do NOT have English as their mother tongue are as welcome as those who do.
Organiser Jennifer Bew-Orr says “We have phenomenal people in this cast. Anyone in the region who seriously cares about literature and wants to play a part in it’s creation and perpetration would be remiss to not sign up for one of the final places.”
The conference is on the weekend of the 18th and 19th of March 2016. For more information and to book click here.