Monday, October 13, 2008

The Writers’ Toolkit: A Conference for the Writing Industry

Saturday 18 October 9.30am – 4pm South Birmingham College, Digbeth Campus, Digbeth High St, Birmingham

The Writers’ Toolkit is an ‘industry day’ for emerging and established writers to learn about aspects of the business in greater detail, connect with other writers and those working in writer development. Sessions will include: Pitching ideas for stage and screen, teaching creative writing, becoming a business, publishing and using an agent, working with BBC radio, careers in literature development, producing live literature and many more.

In attendance will be: BBC Radio 4, Birmingham REP, Arts Council England, Tindal Street Press, Writer’s Market UK, The Arvon Foundation, The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, National Academy of Writing, Writers in Prison Network, Write On! –Adventures In Writing, and many others.

Tickets: £29 (£23) (includes lunch) For more information or to book call 0121 246 2770 or email


  1. Minnie Brown and Janie Hall both attended and found the conference very informative. Minnie said she “really enjoyed learning how to write an ekphrasis poem and a anaphoric poem.



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  2. Anonymous7:29 pm

    Although it was pitched at "the writing industry", it was only really aimed at those doing and teaching traditional creative writing. Although the tedious application forms (you couldn't do something as simple as just buying a ticket) clearly said the day was not targeted at beginning creative writers, I met many such people there. I must say I was a little disappointed.


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