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How to Run a Writing Event

29 February @ 11:00 - 15:00

About this Event

In this extended session, acclaimed literature event organiser Alex Davis will let you in on some of the key elements that go into a successful writing event. Whether you’re looking to run workshops and courses, put on author readings or interviews, or something substantially bigger, we’ll take a look at event planning and timelines, dealing with venues, promotion, contacting and engaging authors for activities and much more.

Throughout this four-hour session, you will…

  • Establish an understanding of event timelines
  • Look at the importance of venue and pricing
  • Explore how to book authors for events
  • Look at the numerous approaches to marketing events

About Alex Davies

Alex has run hundreds of events over 15 years working in the literature field, including Alt.Fiction (5 times), Edge-Lit (8 times to date), FantasyCon, the East Midlands Writing Conference, Derby’s Festival of Words, the UK Ghost Story Festival and many more courses and individual workshops across the East Midlands and beyond.

Book your place

Tickets cost £25 for NWS members and £30 general admission. Book your place, or to find out more about joining NWS, head to our membership page.

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29 February
11:00 - 15:00
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Nottingham Writers’ Studio
25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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