Whether you’re looking to make a career in the festival/live outdoor event industry, have an idea for a festival but have never delivered one in its entirety, or are and events manager who wants to learn more about what this career entails, this talk will shed light on the industry and what is needed to succeed in it. Katie Maddison, one of the UK’s most respected producers, who has worked on festivals including Glastonbury and Bestival, will discuss how to fine-tune your idea, figure out what needs adding to your (long) to-do list, and how to curate a fantastic line-up.
Whether you're a full-time writer looking to give freelancing a go, a freelancer who wants to hone their skills, or someone who would like to change careers and earn their living through writing, this talk is for you.
Doing your job well (possibly while running your own business, too) can be all-consuming – adding on the responsibility of managing an ever-growing team at the same time can seem impossible. Rather than having to choose between being a good manager and being good at your job, this talk will underline which tools will help you do both things well, without detracting from one another.
Learn why you need an agent, how to find the right one, and how to create the perfect submissions package with leading literary agent Juliet Mushens, who represents a host of Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling authors, including Jessie Burton (The Miniaturist), and has been shortlisted for Literary Agent of the Year for the past three years.
A well-crafted short story has the ability to take us at once inside a dream, so that nothing else exists for us during the reading of it but the people and the places inside it. How does it do that? And how might you do that? Award-winning author Ross Raisin will introduce you to the art of short-story writing