2019

Meet our guest speakers.

We attract an exciting range of interesting guest authors and industry experts to talk to you. This year:

Chris Wakling, Jackie Law, Michael Loveday, Emma Smith Barton, Cynan Jones

2018

Tom Vowler
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Success with Short Stories
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Dr Mimi Thebo
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Memoir and fiction
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Gerard Woodward
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Short stories and novels
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Jon Woolcott, Little Toller Press
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The business of books
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Gavin James Bower
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Scriptwriting
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Sanjida Kay
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On how to plot
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Tessa Hadley
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In conversation with Tessa Hadley
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Tyler Keevil
Tyler Keevil
Music, Inspiration, and the muse
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Emily Koch
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How to research for fiction
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Kylie Fitzpatrick
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The First Novel
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Alice Jolly
26th Sept 2018
Alice Jolly
Recovering Lost Voices
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Lucy English
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Workshop: The Hero’s Journey
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Nikesh Shukla
Bristol Festival of Literature
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Writing & Persistence
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Xan Brooks
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Telling Other People’s Stories
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Lucy English
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Poetry and the novel
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2017

Susan Elderkin
29th November 2017
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on reading fiction
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Dionne McCulloch
25th October 2017
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Ask The Editor, Cornerstones
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Gilly Macmillan
18th September 2017
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on writing a page-turner
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Dan Jeffries
24th July 2017
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on DIY making a book
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KM Elkes
19th June 2017
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on writing short fiction
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Stephen May
31st May 2017
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on writing about family relationships
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Martine McDonagh
31st May 2017
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on writing about family relationships
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Richard Jones
26th April 2017
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on the Independent publishing world
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Tom Henry
29th March 2017
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on Ghostwriting
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Rosemary Dun
22nd February 2017
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on Writing Romantic Comedy
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Celia Brayfield
25th January 2017
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on Writing Historical Fiction
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2016

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Dr Mimi Thebo
Finding Your Voice
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Tobias Jones
Inventing your own Language
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Sanjida Kay
on psychological thrillers
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Lucy Robinson
The road to publication
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Debbie Young
on marketing
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Dan Jeffries
on marketing
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A.A. Abbott
On marketing
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Babs Horton
On writing memoir
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Carrie Kania
Q and A with Carrie Kania, literary agent, Conville & Walsh
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2015

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C.L. Taylor
on genre and theme
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Juliet Pickering
Literary agent, Blake Friedman
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Mike Manson
on co-founding Bristol Short Story Prize
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Nikesh Shukla
on comedy & social media
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Kate Johnson
Literary Agent WolfLit
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Lu Hersey
on YA Fiction
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Stefan Mohamed
on YA Fiction
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Eugene Lambert
on YA Fiction
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Tania Hershman
on Short Stories
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on Bristol Festival of Literature
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on Noir / Sci-fi

2014

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Sanjida Kay
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Lucy English
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Alan Snow
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Helen Hart
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Nathan Filer
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Lily Forbes
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Anna Freeman
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Sarah Hilary
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Jane Shemilt
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Lu Hersey