Novel London Literary Festival 2019
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Novel London Literary Festival 2019

Saturday 17th August 2019 12 Noon - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Join Novel London, a platform for emerging and established novelists, and a social collective for authors, for a day of talks and advice on getting your creative writing ready for market. With a focus on small, self- and digital publishing, authors will share tips and tricks from their own hard-won experience, aimed at supporting and encouraging new and emerging talents working without the support of a big publisher.

The day will culminate with a prize ceremony celebrating the winners of Novel London’s first ever competition, launched in June.




12.00 - 13.00 Technology & Creativity Today Panel

Author Rohan Quine leads a panel discussing the possible futures of storytelling through new technologies. The session will also explore the practical elements of the writer’s journey both before and after publication.


13.00 – 13:30 Break & Networking Session


13.30 - 15.00 Structural Editing with Dan Holloway

Do you need help editing your novel? Novelist Dan Holloway discusses the key elements of the editing process opening up on his own approach to new manuscripts. Holloway will also lead a ‘live edit’ session of one of this year's Novel London competition entries.


15.00 - 16.00 Break & Networking Session


16.30 - 17.00 After The Edit

What do you do after you have finished writing and editing your book? Safeena Chaudhry, novelist and organiser of Novel London, will be taking you through a session on how to format your novel to get it ready for publication.


17.00 - 17.30 Break


17.30- 19.00 Novel London Readings + Competition Prize ceremony

This session celebrates the work of the competition winners who, having gone through a series of coaching sessions and workshops with Novel London, share their work with a live audience. The evening will feature extract readings from the writers, followed by a prize ceremony.


For more information about the work of Novel London or to submit your manuscript to their new competition (deadline on Tuesday 22nd July), please visit


Tickets: £13 standard / £10 Student or Foyalty member*. When purchasing a Student or Foyalty ticket, you'll need to bring a valid in-date Student card or Foyalty card with you.

Venue: Level 6, Foyles 107 Charing Cross Road

*Not a Foyalty member but would like to gain access to discounted tickets, exclusive offers and giveaways? Click here to register free today!





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