Bookings are now being taken for the next ‘Get Writing’ Conference – 19th February 2011 – at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield, and it’s already filling up rapidly. See Sarah Duncan, Rosy Thornton, Jean Fullerton, Pia Fenton (Christina Courtenay), Jane Holland and Lesley Eames, as well as Hilary Johnson, Lyn Vernham of Choc Lit, and Georgina Hawtrey-Woore, senior editor with Cornerstone, Random House.
There are a total of 10 editors and agents to pitch ideas to if you’d like. Sue Cook of ‘Crimewatch’ fame heads a cast list glittering with publishing industry leaders, and because the Conference is run entirely by volunteers, ‘by writers for writers’, the organisers are able to keep the cost really low. The whole day, including lunch with wine, optional talks and workshops, and the opportunity to pitch is only £55.
Please do come along. There’s a blog about the event here: http://blog.verulamwriterscircle.org.uk/
All the details for booking can be found here:
No, this pic is nothing really to do with the conference. It’s more to do with me watching the final Formula 1 race of the season and feeling a sudden thirst for champagne (the real stuff, not the pretend stuff that Abu Dhabi’s alcohol laws put on the podium). Watch out for my column at Girlracer.co.uk.