Writers' Day 2023 at the London Literature Festival

Our third Writers' Day will be held on Saturday 21 October from 11am-3pm in the Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall Purcell Room.

This is a free and unticketed event--please do come for all or part of the day. It will also be livestreamed which can be accessed here.

Whether you are just starting out as a writer, or have been writing for years, this event is the perfect opportunity to gain inside insight from literary professionals that could help advance your writing career. The day includes three panel events with Q&As:

11:10-12:15: ‘From Page to Publication’: four Creative Future Writers’ Award winners on their journeys as underrepresented writers to becoming published writers. Featuring poet/young adult author Lisette Auton, poets Day Mattar and Rhiya Pau, and novelist Tom Newlands.

12:30-1:30: ‘Getting your poetry published,’ featuring Anthony Anaxagorou (Out-Spoken), Amy Acre (Bad Betty Press), Jane Commane (Nine Arches Press), and Helen Eastman (Live Canon). Hosted by Sally Carruthers (Poetry School).

2:00-3:00: An agents and publisher panel, giving you insider knowledge on acquiring representation and demystifying the publishing process, featuring Amy Baxter (Dialogue Books), Leodora Darlington (Owned Voices), Clara Foster (Aevitas) and Jonathan Ruppin (The Ruppin Agency).

The event also sees a literary fair take over the Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer, with leading literary organisations and publishers exhibiting their work and welcoming chats with all attending, including Poetry Society, The Writing Coach, Society of Authors, the Royal Society of Literature, and poetry publishers Out-Spoken, Bad Betty and Nine Arches.


The photos below were captured at our 2022 Writers' Day by Jess Hand.

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