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Festival of Writing Programme 2018

The life-changing writing conference in the UK

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Meet agents and publishers, get advice from professional authors and make life-long friends during this inspiring weekend writing conference.

Now in its twelfth year, the Festival of Writing is the UK’s biggest writing festival – a weekend of courses, events, and networking, specifically for writers looking to hone their craft and get published traditionally, or independently.

Want to discover what happened at the Festival last year? Take a look at our live coverage from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Event details:

Date: Friday 7th – Sunday 9th September 2018

Exhibition Center, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD – Get directions

Friday 7th September

  • 13.00 – 14.00


    Registration for those attending Mini Courses

  • 14.00 – 17.00

    14.00 – 17.00

  • 17.00 – 18.00

    Meet the Agents

    Meet the Agents – Industry Q&A

  • 15.00 – 18.00


    Festival Registration for people not attending Mini Courses

    15.00 – 18.00

  • 16.00 – 17.00

    Afternoon tea

    Afternoon tea – dip out, drop in.

  • 16.00

    Bar Opens


  • 19.30


  • 20.45 – 21.15

    20.45 – 21.15

  • Night Night

    Day one ends

    Saturday will be a big day so get lots of sleep!

Saturday 8th September

Sunday 9th September

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It was wonderful to connect with other writers, and everyone was so encouraging and friendly. I will definitely attend another, I learned so much that will help me! Thank you so much.

This was my first festival and I thought it was absolutely brilliant. An absolutely invaluable learning opportunity; both in terms of craft and about the industry as a whole.