Saturday, June 2nd, 11am-8.30pm, G Live, Guildford

Are you a budding writer or want to find out more about the world of publishing?

Join us for the Surrey New Writers Festival, featuring exciting interactive panel discussions with some of the finest authors, scriptwriters, literary agents and publishers.

Focusing on the hot topics of the contemporary publishing world the festival will include panel discussions on writing for television, film and the stage, the role of lyric and sound in narrative, how to market yourself and your work, and the importance of genre and labels, with opinions and advice from some of the country’s top publishing professionals.

The day’s discussions will be followed by an opportunity to meet and mingle with our festival guests and attendees at a Wine and Cheese Reception and an Evening Soiree which will include literary readings and poetry.

The New Writers Festival is the latest in a series of literary events led by the Creative Writing team at the University of Surrey and aims to open up the sometimes intimidating world of publishing and writing to students, staff and local community alike.

This year’s event will once again include the Surrey Poetry Festival; the ‘Poetry Stage’ which will feature a range of special guest poets, performances and readings throughout the day.

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