Main Hall

Main Hall

9.00 Opening Address

9.20 The Two Hour Workshops

11.20 Tea and Coffee

11.45 Andy Martin in Conversation
Join Cambridge academic and author of Reacher Said Nothing, Andy Martin, as he talks about his time spent looking over the shoulder of best selling thriller writer, Lee Child and gives us a fascinating insight into the the art of writing a thriller. Oh, and there may also be some talk about surfing too!

12.35 Editors and Agents Panel
Your chance to quiz some of the best agents and editors in the business.

1.15 Networking Lunch
Mingle with our guests and enjoy a fabulous buffet lunch, with a glass of wine.

2.30 The Crime Panel
Erin Kelly, Steph Broadribb, and BK Duncan

3.15 The One Hour Workshops

4.15 Tea and Coffee

4.30 Panel: How to Plan a Novel
So you’ve got a great idea! You’re ready to go! But where do you start? Planning and outlining a novel is one of the biggest hurdles. Join Emma Darwin, Toby Frost and AK Benedict to hear how to professionals approach this daunting task

5.00 To blog or not to blog? That is the question!
Lucy V Hay, Steph Broadribb and Liz Barnsley: Everyone’s talking about blogging. But what is it? Is it really worth the effort? Shouldn’t you just save your words for your novel? This is your chance to hear from three of the most successful bloggers out there exactly how and why they do it.

5.30 Get Writing Comp Winner

5.45 Closing Address