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image for Literary Event item typeFrom Page to Publication - The Life of a Book at West Lane Baptist Church

Literary Festival, Sat 21 Sep 2019


In this special event, we will look at the life of a book, tracing the process from author to agent, from publisher to bookseller to reader. These myth-busting sessions will provide honest and accurate answers to questions about the world of publishing and will feature real experiences and tips from authors negotiating this world and from the professionals with all the answers.
10am: Who Writes Me and How? Author Liz Flanagan, debut YA author Lucy Powrie, poet Clare Shaw and Claire Malcolm of New Writing North discuss the journey from first draft to finished book, and talk about the support available to help develop and nurture emerging writers.
11am: Who Buys Me and Why? Literary agent Rachel Mann, publisher Kevin Duffy (Bluemoose Books) and Penguin editorial director Katy Loftus talk about their roles in the publishing industry, sharing what they love about their work and - the biggest question of all - what they look for in a writer or manuscript.
12pm: Who Sells Me and How? Jane Skudder of Waterstones, Kate Claughan of The Book Case, Sam Missingham of Lounge Books and vlogger and BookTuber Lucy Powrie talk about their experiences in selling, reviewing and marketing books, and what makes them truly passionate about a title.
1.30pm: Ask the Experts If you're intrigued by bomething you heard during the morning discussions, or have a burning question you think one of our panellists might be able to answer, come along and Ask the Experts who will be on hand for a number of brief one-to-one exchanges.

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Dates Times
Sat 21 Sep 2019 10:00
Morning session 10am - 12.45pm
Afternoon session 1.30pm - 2.30pm


Tickets are Pay What You Feel £5, £7 or £10



See location of West Lane Baptist Church on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 026373  Lat: 53.83196 Long: -1.96196

Keighley and Worth Valley Railway is the closest train station.


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