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The London Book Fair has teamed up with Curtis Brown Creative for what sounds like an excellent event for new and aspiring writers. The London Writers Fair, a full day of novel-writing teaching, industry advice and networking opportunities for new writers, will take place on Friday 11 April 2014 at Foyles, the UK’s iconic bookseller on Charing Cross Road.
The London Writers Fair has been designed to give writers the chance to take part in dedicated, top-quality creative-writing classes, and to gain advice from experienced industry professionals on how to pitch to literary agents and publishers.
This first special day-long event will see 30 aspiring novelists take part in a morning of writing workshops led by acclaimed novelists and experienced Curtis Brown Creative tutors Nikita Lalwani and Louise Wener (in two groups of 15). In the afternoon, which will be free of charge to authors registered with The London Book Fair, the 30 will be joined by a further 70 new writers for two panel events on how to hone your debut novel and pitch it to agents and publishers. This will be followed by a drinks and networking session.Speakers will include this year’s Costa Book Of the Year winner Nathan Filer, bestselling author Adele Parks, Curtis Brown agent Karolina Sutton and Conville & Walsh agent Sophie Lambert.
Jacks Thomas, Director of The London Book Fair, said: “The London Book Fair is a fabulous resource for aspiring authors. This year we are delighted to extend the established Author HQ offering beyond the three days of the book fair with this exciting Curtis Brown Creative partnership. The combination of creative-writing expertise, access to author and agent experience and advice, all taking place within one of London’s most iconic bookshops is sure to be a great and rewarding day.”
To find out more about The London Writers Fair and to apply for a place, you can visit https://www.londonbookfair.co.uk/lwf