23 - 25 October 2020

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Northern Lights Writers’ Conference 2015

  • 14
  • Nov




until 5.30pm

Image of Louise DoughtyCharlie Hopkinson

  • Image of Louise Doughty

Creative Industries Trafford and MLF are delighted to announce the return of Northern Lights for its third annual event. This year, the conference focuses on the craft of writing for different platforms: print, broadcast, blogs and stage. A range of talks, panel discussions and workshops will address the fast-changing skills writers need to diversify their work and develop a sustainable career.

The keynote speaker is writer, journalist and broadcaster Louise Doughty (Apple Tree Yard, A Novel in a Year), appearing alongside novelist and performance poet Rosie Garland (Vixen), Betty Trask and Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winner Emma Jane Unsworth (Animals), Blog North Award winner Len Grant, BBC Radio 4 producer Gary Brown and experts from the publishing world: author and founder of WoMentoring project Kerry Hudson, literary agent Juliet Pickering, Vintage editor Susannah Otter, writer and theatre-maker James Varney, and Made in Manchester director Ashley Byrne. Supported by Arts Council England, the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook and Cold Star Media Limited. Hosted by Kate Feld and Ric Michael.