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As part of York’s Festival Ideas 2016, we presented our workshop From Ideas to Publication.  The event was well attended and, thanks to an enthusiastic audience, we enjoyed an excellent critiquing session and a lively Q&A in which knowledge was shared by panel and audience members alike.  It was clear that participants included practised authors and young beginners.  We were pleased to welcome attendees from as far afield as Newcastle and it’s good to know that handouts from the meeting have been taken away for wider distribution (handouts are also available in the Resources section of this site).

The purpose of the workshop was to encourage aspiring writers, as well as those who may already have been published, to form mutually supportive writing groups.  We therefore provided a sign-up sheet, and relevant contact information will be circulated to everyone who registered their details on the day.  This will enable you to form your own networks and get the process started.  Saturday was the second time we have given this seminar, the first being within the York Literature Festival held in March.  We are delighted that, in the interim, a new Writing Group emerged as a result.  We very much hope that those who came to the most recent workshop will feel inspired to follow suit.  Please let us know how you get on.

We are indebted to The Festival of Ideas for including us in such an inspiring, citywide event (yorkfestivalofideas.com), and providing effective publicity and ticketing.  Thanks as well to the library for use of their venue.

Once again, we wish you success with your own writing projects! In the words of George Elliot: ‘It’s never too late to be what you might have been.’