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The Virtual Writers’ Weekend

24 Jun 2021 - 27 Jun 2021

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Talks, workshops and one-to-one appointments with agents and publishers will all be available via video conferencing.

Keynote speakers for this year are Diana Gabaldon, author of the Outlander series, and Chris Riddell, author and illustrator.

One-to-ones: Video conferencing one-to-one appointments with literary agents, commissioning editors and author mentor.

Group chats: Post a topic you’d like to discuss and a time on the group chat forum or join a topic that is already posted. Meet others to share ideas, ask questions, and build connections in a small group.

Ask an agent drop-in sessions.

Virtual talks with Q&A: Depending on your package, you can choose to livestream the talks and ask your questions live or view a recording until 31st August 2021.

There are bursaries to help those struggling financially, as well as three full scholarships for writers aged 18-25. All details are on the website.

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Writers’ Circles (Sunday 16th May – Monday 5th July)

Virtual writing groups for peer feedback. Writers are grouped by genre, but at mixed levels, with up to five others. Writers’ Circles kick-off with a virtual session on how to run an effective writing group, on Sunday, 16 May at 3:00pm BST, led by author and lecturer Judith Heneghan. Groups share work and meet online weekly, using our easy-to-use software. The Writers’ Circles end with each person receiving a one-to-one with a literary agent or author mentor. Purchase a seat at a Writers’ Circle on it’s own or add it to your package.

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Writing magazine short fiction: Competition opens 22nd February and closes 4th June 2021.