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A huge “thank you” to all who attended our Workshop From Ideas to Publication, held on Saturday, March 12. You helped to make it a really enjoyable event, and we have greatly appreciated your positive feedback.  The interactive critiquing session was a particular highlight for me, with strong and constructive points from the audience.

The workshop not only provided us, the members of York Novelists, with the opportunity to share our own experiences of working together as a mutually supportive team; it also allowed us to meet other published and aspiring authors.  There’s clearly a lot of talent out there!  I do hope that we have inspired you to set up new Writers Groups, where this talent can be nurtured.  For those of you who are interested in doing just that, we provided a sign-up sheet, and relevant contact information has now been circulated to everyone who registered their details on the day.

It was a pleasure to be part of York Literature Festival 2016, and we are indebted to Nick David for providing a few words to open our workshop.  As always, we are very grateful to Mike Fisher and his staff for generous provision of accommodation at the excellent Bennett’s Café.

Thanks to effective publicity by the Festival team, our venue was filled to capacity and we were very sorry to turn a couple of would-be participants away.  We are, however, running a similar workshop within York’s Festival of Ideas. Date: Saturday June 11th.  Venue: York Library – Marriott Room York Explore. Time: 10.30am to 12.00pm

We will show:

  • methods we have developed as a writing critique group (followed by Q&A);
  • how to set up similar groups
  • how to transfer novel ideas into the printed word.

To ensure you get a place, book a (free) ticket at yorkfestivalofideas.com

Wishing you success with your own writing projects!

Gay Marris