Your take on the Summer Festival of Writing
This is usually the time of year we at Jericho Writers announce our Festival of Writing at the University of York (UK) for what is always an extra-special weekend.
Of course, the changes in the world have made it impossible for us to go ahead with that event, which is a shame, but also offers us a huge opportunity to capture the spark that makes the Festival of Writing so great – and make it accessible to writers all over the world.
That’s what we’ve tried to do with the Summer Festival of Writing. We’ve kept to what would have been the programme for the York event, but extended and added names like never before. Names I am unashamedly fangirling over.
Thanks to it being online and the timings staggered, events are more accessible to people in different time zones. We have tutors who will be presenting from all corners of the globe – all live – and all available to watch on replay if you’d rather.
New tutors have brought fresh and exciting workshop topics to the table, covering writing; editing; author wellbeing; traditional and self-publishing. Most of these sessions will be one-hour webinars, but we also have five mini-courses (one for each topic) and flagship “in-conversation with” events, which are similar to keynote panels.
Our team have really pulled out all the stops here and I’m super-proud of all of them. This is an incredible thing to be part of and I do hope that you’ll join us for what promises to be a shining light in a topsy-turvy year.
So – what's your take on the Summer Festival of Writing? What events are you most excited about? Share your thoughts below!