Cymera Writers' Conference

Saturday 18 November | 09-18:00

Edinburgh Panel event / author reading, Workshop Adults

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Join us for our inaugural Writers' Conference, a day dedicated to the craft of writing Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. Meet fellow writers and network with agents and editors from the Scottish literary landscape.

Programme highlights include

  • A keynote from Marcus Gipps, Publishing Director at Gollancz
  • Discover a world beyond novel writing with Cat Clarke, Gavin Inglis and Robbie MacNiven who’ll discuss the special skills required to work in TV, Games and Audio and Tie-in Writing.
  • Francesca Barbini of Luna Press hosts a workshop designed to help you develop the essential skills required to read, understand, and negotiate a publishing contract.
  • A workshop on Writing and Publishing Genre Fiction with David Bishop
  • Find Your Voice Workshop with author duo MK Hardy
  • Agent One to Ones with Robbie Guillory (Underline Literary Agency), Caro Clarke (Portobello Literary) and John Baker (Bell Lomax Moretun)
  • Access and Accessibility for Writers with Julie Farrell, Director and Co-founder of Inklusion
  • A workshop to Create Your Own Fantasy Map with Andy Law
  • A workshop on Working with an editor: why? what? how? with Helen Bleck

Join us in person in Edinburgh, or online via Zoom.

Venue information

Nicolson Square Edinburgh

25 Nicolson Square


Level access to entrance and then lifts throughout the venue

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