Programme

Details of the Writers’ Weekend programme will be available in February, 2020 and booking will open in early March. Join our newsletter mailing list to be the first to know when the programme is on our website!

Preliminary Writers’ Weekend Schedule:

Friday, 10 July
6:30 – 8:00 pm  ‘The Writer’s Journey from Pitch to Publication’ panel discussion, followed by book-signings
6:30 – 8:00 pm  Readings by authors Nick Barlay and Kate Bradley, followed by book-signings
8:00 – 9:30 pm  Opening Dinner
9:30 – 10:30 pm  Open Mic and Networking

Saturday, 11 July
9:00 – 10:00 am  Keynote with best-selling author Eoin Colfer      Sponsored by 
10:30 – 6:00 pm  One-to-one appointments with literary agents, commissioning editors and author mentors
10:45 – 12:45 pm  Saturday Workshop #1
12:45 – 2:00 pm  Buffet Lunch
2:00 – 4:00 pm  Saturday Workshop #2
4:00 pm  Cake break
4:30 – 5:30 pm  Saturday Talks
5:30 – 7:00 pm  Expo Wine & Cheese Reception
7:00 – 8:00 pm  Pitching Panel
8:00 – 9:30 pm  Saturday Evening Dinner
9:45 – 11:00 pm  Open Mic and Networking

Sunday, 12 July
9:00 – 10:00 am Keynote with award-winning author Lissa Evans      Sponsored by 
10:15 – 4:00 pm One-to-One appointments with literary agents, commissioning editors and author mentors
10:30 – 11:30 am  Sunday Talks #1
11:45 – 12:45 pm  Sunday Talks #2
12:45 – 2:00 pm  Buffet Lunch
2:00 – 4:00 pm  Sunday Workshops
2:00 – 4:00 pm Virtual One-to-ones

“Excellent, Amazing – there aren’t enough words to say how much I loved it!”

“Thank you! I had an inbox full of rejections and was getting despondent, but my 1-1s have convinced me that I CAN write and given me the tools to make my writing commercial.  This was the best possible use of my time and I am so glad I came!  I have learned so much, met so many interesting people and leave full of inspiration to improve my work!”