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Write by the Beach – an inspiring writing conference in Brighton April 2017

Bigger, better with TWO DAYS OF EXPERT WORKSHOPS plus a GUARANTEED ONE-TO-ONE with one of 15 brilliant agents and publishers,  Write by the Beach is back.

angel-house-hoveOrganised by the Beach Hut Writing Academy – in the gorgeous Angel House, right by Brighton beach –  this conference gives you inspiration, ideas, publishing know-how and the chance to network with industry professionals. Oh, and delicious food! Whether you write novels, radio drama, short stories or TV scripts, there’s something for you.

“Professional and passionate. Makes me want to go home and finish that novel.”  C.B. Write by the Beach 2016

Full disclousure, I’m chair of Beach Hut Writing Academy (very much a titular position I can assure you. I think I was last one out of the room) and will be running a workshop on memoir and life writing. So, you may think I’m slightly biased. Not a bit of it! Last year was officially brilliant. We sold out about a month before conference day and after the event received the kind of feedback that would normally make me blush it was so positive. But we’re human: we don’t do perfect so we’ve made some changes for this year. We’re expanding to two full days. We’re also including:

– more hands-on workshops and seminars;

– a guaranteed one-to-one slot with an agent or publisher;

– sessions focusing on thrillers, scriptwriting, Young Adult, non-fiction, life-writing, pitching and the different ways you can get your work published;

– fewer delegates so a little more space to breathe in this lovely setting!

“Excellent organisation, value & refreshments.” P.T. Write by the Beach 2016

The full programme is now unveiled on our Eventbrite page where you can also buy tickets for one day or the whole weekend.
Tickets cost £140 for Saturday or Sunday or £245.50 for both days.
The price includes tea, coffee and delicious networking buffet lunch.

“Fantastic quality event. Intimate, access to great balance of content, and a perfect venue/location to host it.” H.R. Write by the Beach 2016

Here is a taste of what’s on offer:

Saturday April 1st 2017

The script’s the thing: reaching millions with your words on TV & Radio


Sue Teddern, the brilliant writer behind countless TV & Radio drama and comedies, and the author of the indispensable guide Writing for TV and Radio, Bloomsbury

Learning Story Structure from Pixar Films
Bestselling author and creative writing teacher, Julie Cohen, will tell us all how to structure a story to engage readers from the first page and keep them with you until the very end.

The agents’ secrets
A panel of top agents tell you the stories behind some of their most successful books – and share what they’re looking for now.

Sunday April 2nd 2017

The rollercoaster ride to the Sunday Times bestseller list cally-taylor-1Bestselling thriller author CL Taylor reveals her publishing journey from short stories and women’s fiction to a movie and her hugely successful thrillers, and explains how you can use rejection to spur you on to achieving your writing dreams.

Three steps to creating a non-fiction book proposal

Bestselling non-fiction author and novelist Kate Harrison will look at how you can use your skills and outlook to help people, share what you know and get published.

From picture books to teen tales and best-selling serials for adults: the story’s the thing

Author Tamsyn Murray (aka Holly Hepburn) offers her tips on story and style – learned from writing award-winning YA, picture books and serials for Simon & Schuster

We also have crime fiction, editing, alternative ways of getting published, memoir and more…

On both days there will a networking buffet lunch and a chance to talk one-to-one with an agent or publisher.

 Here’s the link for the tickets again (and where you will also find a detailed conference programme so you can decide which day to attend if you can’t make the entire weekend.)
Click here:

It’s going to be productive. It’s going to be fun. It’s going to be the kind of writing conference that has the potential to change lives and launch careers.
Hope to see you there



6 comments on “Write by the Beach – an inspiring writing conference in Brighton April 2017

  1. Henrietta Watson
    January 25, 2017

    Reblogged this on All About Writing and more.

  2. allan hudson
    January 28, 2017

    Thanks for posting but where can I find out more details, locale, costs, etc.

    • bridget whelan
      January 28, 2017

      Hmmm….should make it stand out more. (It’s midway) I’ll add another link down the bottom of the post Thanks for the head-up.

      Tickets cost £140 for Saturday or Sunday or £245.50 for both days. Tickets are available through Eventbrite where you can also see a detailed programme. Hope this helps. It is being held on the Brighton/Hove border in a beautiful Regency house write by the beach. About 10 minutes by bus from either Brighton or Hove train stations, less by taxi. Loads of buses pass nearby including the 700 which runs from Brighton to Portsmouth.

  3. Karen
    January 29, 2017

    Reblogged this on My train of thoughts on… and commented:
    “Write by the Beach” – writing conference in Brighton – April 2017

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