Writing Conferences and Literary Festivals

The Havant Literary Festival begins on 25 September and runs until 28 September. There is a packed programme of events for writers and for all who love literature. Check out the full programme on http://www.havantlitfest.hampshire.org.uk/ Featured writers include: saga author Dee Williams, (left) and crime writer, Pauline Rowson (right). There are also talks by Costa Poetry Prize Winner, John Haynes and workshops for children, hosted by Warblington School, with authors Ali Sparkes (Shapeshifter) and Craig Simpson (Dogfight)

Literary Question Time
Literary consultant and author, Helen Corner will be on a panel for Literary Question Time on Monday, 29th September. This event is for authors interested in furthering their writing career and there are five tickets left. See links below to sign up and to hear an interview with Helen.



Children's writers SCBWI conference in Winchester.
Turning Pages: The Art and Craft of Story, November 22 to 23, 2008, West Downs Campus, University of Winchester. This is British SCBWI's first combined Writers AND Illustrators Conference. It will be an inspiring weekend of interactive seminars with award-winning authors and illustrators, editors and art directors, opportunities for one-on-one reviews with editors and art directors, and workshops on everything from writing series fiction to building your website. View the exciting programme now at www.britishscbwi.org/conference2008