Posted by Justine Solomons on February 4, 2014, in News
We are very excited to hear about the launch of a brand new writers' conference which is to take place in June of this year, here are some more details:
Royal Society of Literature and Alliance of Independent Authors join together for first time at 2014 Writing in a Digital Age ConferenceFRIDAY 13TH – SUNDAY 15TH JUNE
The Literary Consultancy is delighted to announce the third year programme for the Writing in a Digital Age Literary Conference, with author and campaigner Cory Doctorow delivering the opening keynote, addressing head-on the thorny question of ‘Intellectual Property in a Digital Age’, and bringing us up to date with his own pioneering brand of publishing.
It will set the scene for debate and discussion over two days, with more than 30 writers, journalists, publishers, literary agents, and digital pioneers taking part. In a new development for 2014, conference ticket holders will also be entitled to a third bonus day which will include a Masterclass from the Royal Society of Literature (RSL) in association with Booker Prize Foundation and a dynamic session with literary agents, trade-publishers and author-publishers. A revamped Pen Factor competition, supported by Kobo Writing Life, offers the chance for 15 writers to benefit from professional feedback on their writing and in-group critiquing on June 15th.
PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
In addition, this year’s Pen Factor Writing Competition is open to all attending writers who do not have work currently in print with a commercial publishing house. With the help of Kobo Writing Life, the winner will be offered a year’s access to TLC literary and publishing events at Free Word Centre, alongside editorial and advisory support. KWL will also present the winner and two runners-up with e-readers, and a professional photo shoot session. 15 writers will also benefit from advice given during a direct pitching and feedback session with agents.
TLC Director Rebecca Swift said: “We couldn’t be prouder to announce our key associates for 2014, The Royal Society of Literature, and the Alliance of Independent Authors. We feel that this combination, of old and new, represents what’s best of traditional literary values as digital publishing moves forward, as well as the most visionary of what’s to come.”
Free Word Centre 60 Farringdon Road London EC1R 3GA
All tickets are for full access to the conference.
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