Festival of Writing, York 2010

Festival of Writing, York 2010

Britain's biggest, best writers' festival
9th April 2010 12:00PM
Location
York University, York
Owner: Harry
This is a public event.

Location

About

An amazing, amazing event.

We've brought together best-selling authors, highly influential agents, and some of the most important publishers in the country. We've got talks, workshops, courses, pitch sessions, and much more.

It's going to be inspiring, instructive - and should be wonderful fun too. Oh, and there'll be lots of Cloudlings there, so a great place to meet too.

All the info you need can be found here: www.festivalofwriting.com

See you there!

Latest Activity

  • 18 days ago
    Kate Allan commented on the Event Festival of Writing, York 2010's wall:
    @ EmmaD lol
  • 18 days ago
    Kate Allan commented on the Event Festival of Writing, York 2010's wall:
    @ColinTW have messaged you...
  • 18 days ago
    ColinTW commented on the Event Festival of Writing, York 2010's wall:
    hi Kate - I'm coming to FoW on Saturday but can't make friday as I'm working. However I live in Bradford and could come over Friday night. I like your offer of informal introductions over a drink. Would it be ok to gatecrash the bar part of the ...
  • 18 days ago
    Weens commented on the Event Festival of Writing, York 2010's wall:
    I have read all your comments, and I really, really, REALLY wish that I could go. To have all those clouders and agents in one place and not be able to go, is like a man in the desert finding a bottle of water and not being able to get the top off. ...
  • 18 days ago
    john onceupon commented on the Event Festival of Writing, York 2010's wall:
    Well, they probably wouldn't get away with JRR, Emma...
  • 18 days ago
    EmmaD commented on the Event Festival of Writing, York 2010's wall:
    With all the talk about the Word Cloud in at the Festival, I keep having a little vision a bit like the old weather-forecaster's map, with a cloud stuck on York And I must be getting frivolous, because instead of saying something sober and sensible ...
  • 18 days ago
    Spangles commented on the Event Festival of Writing, York 2010's wall:
    To add to what Kate says about John Jarrold, he is a very approachable agent and enjoys talking to potential authors. He's the great friend of a great friend of mine, and I have met him a few times in the past. As PG Wodehouse would have put it, ...
  • 18 days ago
    Kate Allan commented on the Event Festival of Writing, York 2010's wall:
    @ AW and anyone else writing SF or Fantasy - we're lucky to have both John Jarrold and Jane Johnson coming to York but they aren't able to stay for the whole Festival. John Jarrold has another commitment meaning he has to rush off straight after his ...
  • 20 days ago
    ColinTW commented on the Event Festival of Writing, York 2010's wall:
    Just on the train ticket problem - I travel the other way a lot and it might also be worth checking the cost if you split the journey. I did save money once by buying four singles! Leeds to Perterborough then P'borough to London, and then the same ...
  • 20 days ago
    Spangles commented on the Event Festival of Writing, York 2010's wall:
    Booking the train tickets is so complicated, isn't it Tony? I spent ages trying to work out the best possible combinations of travel, and whether to include my journey to London in the ticket to York or to keep them separate. The rail companies ...

Attendees

29 Attendees...

  • Harry
  • Spangles
  • EmmaD
  • Zeefrog
  • Illiterati1
  • Tony
  • kaz
  • Brookie
  • john onceupon
  • J
  • Caducean Whisks
  • Ancient Woodland

Might Attend

20 Potential Attendees...

  • Catherine
  • Kim
  • Bren
  • Sumayya
  • The Clockwise Man II
  • Weens
  • brighteyes
  • Jak
  • Joey
  • BlueDiamondMist
  • Inktrailer
  • maryluv

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  • Kate Allan
    by Kate Allan 18 days ago
    @ EmmaD lol
  • Kate Allan
    by Kate Allan 18 days ago
    @ColinTW have messaged you...
  • ColinTW
    by ColinTW 18 days ago
    hi Kate - I'm coming to FoW on Saturday but can't make friday as I'm working. However I live in Bradford and could come over Friday night. I like your offer of informal introductions over a drink. Would it be ok to gatecrash the bar part of the evening? I appreciate the dinner would be for delegates only.
  • Weens
    by Weens 18 days ago
    I have read all your comments, and I really, really, REALLY wish that I could go. To have all those clouders and agents in one place and not be able to go, is like a man in the desert finding a bottle of water and not being able to get the top off. I hope all of you have a fantastic time, and manage to get agents to take you on. Would someone take notes of the agents for me please, because if they are there, they are obviously prepared to talk to unprinted authors. One of the worst things is that I only live 45 minutes from York, so if anyone wants to pop in for a cup of tea on the way home, you will be most welcome.
  • john onceupon
    by john onceupon 18 days ago
    Well, they probably wouldn't get away with JRR, Emma...
  • EmmaD
    by EmmaD 18 days ago
    With all the talk about the Word Cloud in at the Festival, I keep having a little vision a bit like the old weather-forecaster's map, with a cloud stuck on York

    And I must be getting frivolous, because instead of saying something sober and sensible about how if getting an agent interested is your goal, then the bar is as good a place as a one-to-one, I keep wondering if it's a necessary qualification for handling sf/f to have the initials JJ...
  • Spangles
    by Spangles 18 days ago
    To add to what Kate says about John Jarrold, he is a very approachable agent and enjoys talking to potential authors. He's the great friend of a great friend of mine, and I have met him a few times in the past. As PG Wodehouse would have put it, he's a very clubbable sort of man.

    Thanks, Kate, for offering to be the literary version of a marriage broker for us all. Both my one-to-ones are with authors but I shall be looking closely at the list of agents who are attending to see which ones I might like to talk to.
  • Kate Allan
    by Kate Allan 18 days ago
    @ AW and anyone else writing SF or Fantasy - we're lucky to have both John Jarrold and Jane Johnson coming to York but they aren't able to stay for the whole Festival. John Jarrold has another commitment meaning he has to rush off straight after his commitments with us on the Saturday BUT he is joining us on the Friday, precisely for the informal networking that this festival is all about, and will be in the bar and at dinner with us, hoping to meet SF & Fantasy writers.

    I know that approaching people "off the cuff" can be hard, so on Friday we are having a SPEED NETWORKING session where you'll be able to meet speakers, including agents. I would urge everyone coming on the Friday to attend this session to help you get the most from networking at the Festival.

    I'm happy to introduce anyone to anyone to make things easier so (THIS APPLIES TO EVERYONE) come and find me in the bar or at dinner on Friday and I'll introduce you to John Jarrold (or whoever of the speakers) BUT my experience is that agents expect people to come up to them at these kinds of things and welcome it (or they wouldn't be there!!!).

    SF & Fantasy one to ones - I can recommend booking to see Toby Frost (published in SF but currently writing Fantasy - JJ is his agent), or Sally Spedding whose crime novels have fantasy/horror elements.
  • ColinTW
    by ColinTW 20 days ago
    Just on the train ticket problem - I travel the other way a lot and it might also be worth checking the cost if you split the journey. I did save money once by buying four singles! Leeds to Perterborough then P'borough to London, and then the same split ticket back. Best of luck everyone and see you there.
  • Spangles
    by Spangles 20 days ago
    Booking the train tickets is so complicated, isn't it Tony? I spent ages trying to work out the best possible combinations of travel, and whether to include my journey to London in the ticket to York or to keep them separate. The rail companies still don't make it easy and apparently the latest copy of Which? says that the staff in ticket offices are under no obligation to tell passengers about the cheapest tickets. Mad!