June 26th-28th 2015 Leicester Writes: a festival of new writing is the go-to event for new and emerging writers across the East Midlands. A superb line up of authors and experts will take you through all you need to know about becoming a writer and getting published. Whether you're interested in poetry, writing novels or short stories, screen writing or blogging - you'll find a panel of insiders who really know their stuff. Perfect your elevator pitch over a networking lunch. Learn the art of writing and how to keep going until you've made it. Filled with inspiration and advice, Leicester Writes is the first and only festival dedicated to showcasing regional literary talent and helping you fuel your creativity. Tickets from only £35 per day. View the full programme online . Only restricted tickets will be available after 15th June 2015. Leicester Writes Link.
There's also a pre-festival event which is free to attend. Full details below:
Where do we go from here? Literature development in Leicestershire. A Mass Conversion about Literary Strategy in Leicester.
Thursday 25th June 4.30 to 5.30pm.
Room KELTI, Ken Edwards Building, Centre of New Writing, University of Leicester.
In association with the Centre for New Writing Leicester Writes hosts a Pecha Kucha style event to discuss our collaborative ambitions for literary development in Leicestershire. We invite anyone who is engaged with Leicester's writing scene to hold this conversation. What are our ambitions for literary development in Leicester? What have we got? How can we collaborate most effectively? How can we achieve them? Please fill in our simple Survey Monkey questionnaire in advance of the meeting. No need to book for this event. Survey link: