Festival 2014: Activities

  • Don't forget to check our Facebook page and our Twitter account for the latest news.
  • There will be a Grand Raffle, with tickets on sale to all attending the 2014 Festival of Writing. Tickets will be on sale throughout Friday and Saturday until the draw on Saturday afternoon.
  • After Dinner Sparklessee below.
  • There will be four extra talks for your enjoyment throughout the festival weekend.

Steve Bowkett: Boosting Self Confidence for Writers

Open to all – no need to book, just turn up. Friday 29th August, 5.00pm – 6.00pm.

To kick us off at the beginning of the weekend, Steve Bowkett will be presenting this 'open to all' workshop, upstairs in the Rootes Building – Chancellor's Suite.

Jane Wenham-Jones: On the Spot with Jane Wenham-Jones

After the evening meal on Friday.

Jane will be introducing herself, your tutors and NAWG Committee members in her own inimitable style… Open to all. Upstairs in the Rootes Building – Chancellor's Suite. Bring a drink with you.

Dale Burgess & Richard Denning: Should I Self-Publish?

Open to all – no need to book, just turn up. Saturday 30th August, 11.45am – 12.25pm.

Richard Denning, himself a self-published author will talk on full self-publishing and DIY e-book design and layout. All from the point of view of the little guy; he teaches you how to do it professionally. Dale Burgess, sales manager from Berforts Information Press, a long established book printing group, will add his expertise on printing possibilities for self-publishers. Both will be happy to answer questions. In the large lecture theatre, Humanities building.

Paul Dodgson: Tales from the Wireless

Open to all – no need to book, just turn up. Saturday 30th August, 1.45pm – 2.30pm.

Writer and radio producer Paul Dodgson presents a living memoir of life on the airwaves of the BBC. Paul has spent much of his professional life either writing or producing stories, plays and documentaries for all BBC networks. In a highly entertaining 45-minute address, Paul will combine physics, life writing and sound FX to take you behind the scenes of one of our greatest institutions. In the large lecture theatre, Humanities building.

After Dinner Sparkles

A request to those who are going to the festival:

On Saturday evening, after all the excitement of the Gala Dinner, you can let your hair down and take part in our After Dinner Sparkles, your four minutes of fame!

If you are coming to the festival with other members of your writing group – why not prepare a short sketch for our entertainment? Or, if you are a solo artiste, get yourself prepared beforehand.

Names will be collected over the course of the festival for the event at approximately 9.30 on the Saturday evening, after the Gala Dinner.

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