Derby Writers' Day and Writing Courses to inspire budding authors

13 September 2016
Following on from the success of last year's inaugural event, Derby Writers' Day will be back again in 2016 to offer up more fantastic panels and interviews with the aim of offering an invaluable insight into the worlds of writing and publishing. An unmissable day for those wanting to get their stories out there, Writers' Day takes place at QUAD, Derby on the 15th October.

Leading speakers taking part include bestselling thriller writer Samantha Hayes, renowned literary author Judith Allnatt, acclaimed horror and supernatural author Alison Littlewood and literary agent Amanda Rutter, all of whom will be joined by writers and literary figures from around the East and West Midlands.

Event Organiser Alex Davis said: “I was delighted with our first running of Writers' Day, which showed just what kind of appetite there is for great information from the heart of the industry. It's also been great to see how many people have gone away from that day inspired to make more of their writer and have gone on to start a writing career since – that's what this kind of event can do for an author.”

Derby Writers' Day runs on the 15th October, from 10am to 4pm and tickets are £35 including access to all sessions on the day and event goodie bag. To book your place, or to find out more, call QUAD Box Office on 01332 290606 or click here.

Also returning in QUAD in October and November is a popular eight week course for aspiring authors. From Idea To Publication Creative Writing Course is ideal for anyone just getting interested in writing or experienced writers looking for a refresher course. With a variety of practical exercises and helpful advice, the course offers the tools you need to discover your writing talent, to explore what makes a great story and the information you need to get your story out there with an agent and a publisher. 

From Idea To Publication Creative Writing Course with Alex Davis takes place in QUAD on Mondays from 6:30pm starting from 10th October. The cost for the eight week course is: £120 or £110 concessions. To book, or for more information please call QUAD Box Office on: 01332 290606 or click here.

Finally those interested in genre fiction can look forward to QUAD’s Christmas celebrations with Sledge Lit

- Edge-Lit's Christmas edition for writers or readers science-fiction, fantasy and horror. The one day event, organised by Alex Davis, will include panel discussions, workshops and book launches with guests including science-fiction author Justina Robson and novelist / screenwriter Stephen Volk (Ghostwatch and Afterlife). SledgeLit takes place in QUAD on Saturday 26th November, from 10:00am to 6:00pm, tickets are £25 including goodie bag and access to all events on the day. To book, To book or for more information please call QUAD Box Office on: 01332 290606 or click here.