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Gollancz Writers’ Day at the Phoenix - Afternoon

Saturday 4th November 2017 3pm - 6pm The Phoenix Artist’s Club, The Phoenix Artist’s Club,, 1 Phoenix Street, London, WC2H 8BU Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join science fiction and fantasy publisher Gollancz, in the cosy Phoenix Artist Club (just across the road from Foyles, Charing Cross Road) for an afternoon of workshops and talks focused on the mechanics and skills needed by the modern writer. 

The session includes a fascinating insight into the publishing process from Gollancz staff, a speed-workshopping session where small groups of attendees will benefit from a series of 15 minute sessions with different authors to discuss the business of being a writer; and a panel discussion. The session will run from 3pm until 6pm, and will be followed by a signing. Space is very limited!


Justina Robson & Tricia Sullivan Creative Writing Masterclass

Join Justina Robson and Tricia Sullivan as they share with attendees their top tips for writing a novel and answer your questions.



Realistic characters

What makes a compelling and realistic character? How do you create them? Join our panels Ben Aaronovitch, Suzanne McLeod, Mark Barrowcliffe and Tom Lloyd as they discuss the trials and tribulations of their own characters and give advice for aspiring writers.

Chairperson: tbc



Speed Writing-Advice
Attendees will break into small groups of 3-5 and have the opportunity to sit round a table and discuss any aspects of their novel, or the writing process with some of their favourite authors. Every 20 minutes a bell will ring and the author you get to speak to will be switched.

Authors speaking at this session:

AK Benedict, Al Robertson, Ben Aaronovitch, Bradley Bealieu, Catriona Ward, Christopher Priest, Elizabeth May, Gavin Smith, Justina Robson, Kristen Ciccarelli, Mark Barrowcliffe, Suzanne Mcleod, Tom Lloyd, Tom Toner and Tricia Sullivan



Your opportunity to purchase books and get them signed by any of the authors in attendance.


To see an overview of all events in the festival click here


Venue: The Phoenix Artists Club, 1 Phoenix Street, London WC2H 8BU
Tickets: £30 per ticket

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Please note, no physical tickets will be issued (to save the trees!), the email confirmation you receive is proof of your booking.

We are unable to issue refunds to customers unable to attend the event without at least 24 hours' notice. To request a refund of your ticket purchase or purchases, email with your details and request.


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