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The Summer Festival of Writing starts today!

Summer has officially started

It’s the first of June, which means today is the first day of the Summer Festival of Writing 2021! In this newsletter, we look forward to three months of brilliant online writing events and feature a special guest takeover from our Event Manager, Anna Burtt. It’s not too late to bag your super-last-minute ticket – get yours here!

If you’ve already got your ticket, head to your ‘My Summer Festival’ area to get started here.

EVENT: The Summer Festival of Writing – June to August 2021 

Gain exclusive access to 35+ online events with some of the biggest and best writing tutors around the world. Join live from your living room or catch up on replay in your own time. Everyone is welcome! 


Introducing the Summer Festival of Writing TODAY. 

Join the Jericho Writers Events team as we talk through the programme, answer any questions you have about the events and introduce ourselves. 

Get your ticket here.

In Conversation with Caleb Azumah Nelson 

3 June. We're kicking off our Summer Festival with one of this year's bright young debut novelists, Caleb Azumah Nelson. Read his novel, Open Water, ahead of the event and come armed with questions! 

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In Conversation with Mark Dawson 

4 June. Mark Dawson is arguably the most successful self-published author working and writing today. We'll be quizzing Mark about his writing, his books, and how he started his self-publishing empire. 

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A FESTIVAL FOR EVERYONE - by Anna Burtt, Head of Events

Sarah has allowed me to take over her newsletter this week. My name is Anna and my role at Jericho is to programme, plan and implement our events. It feels like only yesterday that I sat down to think about what I wanted from this year’s Summer Festival lineup and it starts tonight at 19.00BST! 

My aim when programming was to create an eclectic, diverse programme full of events where you could sit back, relax and be inspired, as well as ones that’ll get you writing there and then. With sessions on both non-fiction and fiction and a list of writers who are some of the best in the game, I wanted there to be something for everyone. Of course, I can’t cover everything in one summer, but that’s why our weekly monthly member events are great; there are twelve bonus events over the summer including: Writing your Non-Fiction proposal, Self-Publishing a Series, Author Branding, Building a Picture Book and Honest Authors Live amongst others. Check out the full Member Event programme here.

Any way, back to the Summer Festival… Want to unlock poetry? Get into travel writing? Revise your whole book in an hour? Use questions to enhance your plot? Hear from a bookseller whose been in the business for almost forty years? You’ll be able to unlock all of this and more with over 35 great events aiming to teach, empower and galvanise. 

One of my favourite things about last year’s festival was the camaraderie between the delegates, which started in the chat box and continued over to our Community, and to Twitter using the hashtag. I saw a group of enthusiastic, talented writers come together to do one of the most important things you can do as a writer: create a community.

We’re also bringing back Jericho’s Friday Night Live Competition where you can send in the first 500 words of your book to be in with the chance of winning a manuscript assessment, an agent one-to-one in your genre and eternal Friday Night Live glory. There are only two weeks left to enter and once you have your ticket, you can do so here. Read some of our success stories here.

I can’t wait to meet new delegates, see familiar names in the chat and learn with you. Pop over to The Community to tell us what events you’re excited about. 

As always, happy writing and remember, you can contact our customer service team on +44 (0) 345 459 9560* or info@jerichowriters.com for any writing-related advice.

Anna Burt

Head of Events | Jericho Writers

*or if you're in the US, give us a call on +1 (646)-974-9060

Plus, don’t miss:

Writing For Children Tutored Course (10% discount available)

Starts 4 June. Last spots remaining on this six-week online tutored course with an intimate class of international students. Book fast to avoid disappointment! 

Agent 1-2-1 sessions (10% discount available)

Bag yourself a fifteen-minute call with an agent or a book doctor to talk exclusively about your work. Now booking throughout the Summer Festival of Writing. 

Manuscript Assessment (10% discount available)

Our most popular editorial service matches you to your dream editor and gives you tailored feedback on your work. 

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    • Sounds WONDERFUL - but - In paragraph 3 of your information you write: Hear from a bookseller WHOSE been in business. Should this not be? 'a bookseller WHO HAS been'? Important in our game?

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