The 6th National Black Writers and Publishers conference: an informative and thought provoking day drawing on published writers and industry professionals from the UK’s most innovatory publishers and agents.

Full programme for the day (please click)

Tickets available from Quay Tickets

Get an in-depth look at how key black and Asian writers got publishing deals, and how major spoken word artists developed their careers. The day’s programme includes panels, Q&A and informal ‘salon’ sessions looking at social media and writers, and Reading Habits of Writers, as well as lots of opportunities to network.

Followed by an evening’s entertainment featuring the Speakeasy band, Young Authors and Poets and special guest Kei Miller.

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Zion Arts Centre 335 Stretford Road Hulme Manchester M15 5ZA

Summary as follows:

11-12pm Spoken Word: What Next? The Way Forward Poetry Futures

12pm-1pm The Book is Dead. Long Live The E-Book Ebooks and social media

1pm – 2pm Salon Session Salon Host: Segun Lee French

2pm-3pm Writing For Children & Diversity: Why Are So Few BME Writers Published In This Genre?

3pm -4pm: How To Get Your Novel Published

4pm-5pm Salon session Salon Host: Jennifer Makumbi

Evening Show begins 7.30pm

Tickets available here, prices as follows:

Standard : Conference only £20 / Conference + evening event £25 Concession (unwaged/student) : Conference only £10 / Conference + evening event £15

Standard : Evening only £10 Concession (unwaged/student) : Evening only £5

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