Write by the Beach 2017 – News of the writer’ conference from Bridget Whelan

Write by the Beach – an inspiring writing conference in Brighton April 2017

Bigger, better with TWO DAYS OF EXPERT WORKSHOPS plus a GUARANTEED ONE-TO-ONE with one of 15 brilliant agents and publishers,  Write by the Beach is back.


Brighton writing conference Write by the Beach returns in 2017 for a whole weekend of talks, workshops and inspiration.  Following on from the sell out success of the 2016 conference the organisers have extended the event, with a jam packed, not to be missed line up.

Held over the weekend of April 1st and 2nd , Write by the Beach brings together a host of industry insiders including agents, publishers and writers, all discussing how to write and how to get published.

Each day will see six amazing sessions discussing all aspects of the writing process.  We will help you with writing the perfect pitch, how to decide on the right form of publishing for you, honing your style, getting your script on air and so much more.

We have a host of industry experts delivery each session, including

  • Bestselling writers such as CL Taylor, Rowan Coleman, Tamsyn Murray and Julie Cohen.
  •  TV and radio royalty such as Sue Teddern (Radio 4),  Pete Lawson (Eastenders) and Karen Rose (Sweet Talk Productions).
  • Top agents such as Louise Burns from Andrew Mann, Rebecca Carter from Janklow and Nesbit, Camilla Wray from Darley Anderson, David Headley from DHA and Jemima Forrester from David Higham Associates.
  • Publishers such as Candida Lacey from Myriad, Xander Cansell from Unbound and Matthew Smith from Urbane.

New to this year’s conference we are also offering every single delegate the amazing opportunity to pitch their work to an industry insider.  Each delegate will get 10 minutes sitting opposite a top agent, publisher or commissioner.  And if you come on both days you get two chances to pitch to two different insiders.

Organised by local writer’s co-operative, The Beach Hut Writers, this is a conference which focuses on what writers want and need to know.   The five writers behind the event are Bridget Whelan, Kate Harrison, Erinna Mettler, Laura Wilkinson and Araminta Hall.

Held in the gorgeous Angel House on Hove seafront, the day runs from 10am-4pm and includes tea, coffee and a delicious lunch.  Tickets can be bought for one or both days, costing £130 for the day or £230 for the weekend.   Please check our website for the timetable for each day www.beachhutwritingacademy.com.  Tickets can be purchased from www.eventbrite.com.

For full details of Write by the Beach visit Bridget’s blog HERE.

About Bridget Whelan

Bridget’s fiction writing career was given a $4,000 kick-start when she won first prize in an international short story competition. That gave her the confidence to change career and study for a Masters degree in Creative and Life Writing – three years later she was back at her old college as a lecturer in creative writing. She was also granted an Arts Council bursary to complete her first novel.
She now teaches at various locations in London and the south east and has just brought out an ebook BACK TO CREATIVE WRITING SCHOOL that has won praise from students, emerging writers, best-selling authors and creative writing lecturers.

Find Bridget on her blog.

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Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com
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