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How to get published | Masterclass 1

Masterclasses from the 2005 London Book Fair

Chaired by the writer and journalist John Walsh, a panel of four publishing insiders deliberated the thorny subject of how to get published in front of a large, well-informed, near-capacity audience of writers at the London Book Fair.  Read more

Poetry | Masterclass 3

Masterclasses from the 2005 London Book Fair

This Masterclass was chaired by Daisy Goodwin and the three poets on the panel were Fleur Adcock, Sophie Hannah and Christopher Reid.

The Masterclass went well and everyone wrote a poem to be considered by the group.

The poets had some interesting things to say about how to break into what many aspiring poets see as the closed world of poetry.  Read more

Historical Fiction | Masterclass 2

Masterclasses from the 2005 London Book Fair

The Masterclass on Historical Fiction at the London Book Fair involved two of the most successful authors in the genre, Bernard Cornwall, author of the Sharpe novels and the Arthurian trilogy, and Philippa Gregory, who first made her name in the field with A Respectable Trade and has more recently written a series of Tudor novels.  Read more

Masterclasses 2006

London Book Fair Writing Masterclasses

The London Book Fair/Daily Mail Masterclasses are running again this year in conjunction with The Arvon FoundationThe celebrated Arvon creative writing courses cover four and a half days and range from Novel Writing to Starting to Write. Some grants are available. (http://www.arvonfoundation.org). The LBF is much earlier this year, so the Masterclasses are on Saturday 4th March at ExCel, the Fair’s new venue in Docklands.  Read more

Masterclass children - LBF 2006

A special report from the 2006 Masterclasses at the London Book Fair

In four packed sessions at the London Book Fair, the Daily Mail Masterclasses provided excellent coaching for aspiring writers. Our third report deals with writing for children.  Read more

Masterclass fiction - LBF 2006

A special report from the 2006 Masterclasses at the London Book Fair

In four packed sessions at the London Book Fair, the Daily Mail Masterclasses provided excellent coaching for aspiring writers. Our second report deals with writing fiction.  Read more

Masterclass London Book Fair 2007

Masterclass at the London Book Fair: How to get published

Masterclass at the London Book Fair:

How to get published

Sunday 15 April 2007

11.00-1.00

at Earl's Court, London

Chair: Hephzibah Anderson

Speakers:  Read more

One Day Screenwriting Masterclass

One Day Screenwriting Masterclass

On 10 December the screenwriter Brendan Somers will give a one-day masterclass on screenwriting at the London offices of the Society of Authors.

The class will run from 9.30am until 5pm and costs £100.  Read more

LBF Masterclass 2009

London Book Fair Masterclass 2009

Saturday 18 April 11am to 1pm

Earls Court Conference Centre, London  Read more

LBF Masterclass 2009

London Book Fair Masterclass 2009

In the 2009 How to Get Published Masterclass at the London Book Fair a packed audience listened intently to a varied group of speakers in a session chaired by journalist Danuta Kean. The panel comprised Bill Swainson, senior editor at Bloomsbury, Simon Trewin, co-head of the book department at new agency United AgentsClick for United Agents Agents References listing, and authors Kate Mosse, Lola Joye and   Read more

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