English and Scottish Literature

Creative Writing Conference 2023

In brief

Venue - Project Room 1.06, 50 George Square

Organiser - Ryan Van Winkle (Writer in Residence, University of Edinburgh)

Programme highlights - The conference consisted of two panel discussions, one-to-one meetings, networking time and author readings

About the conference

The University of Edinburgh Creative Writing Conference 2023 highlighted a range of publishing opportunities and support available to emerging writers.

The conference consisted of two panel discussions, one-to-one meetings, networking time and author readings.

Refreshments and snacks were provided and there was a break for you to grab lunch & dinner.

Lighthouse Books had books for sale throughout the day.


Time Featured Title
1:00 - 2:00pm

Jenny Brown - agent and founder of Jenny Brown Associates

Louise Lamont - agent from AP Watt Ltd

Emily MacDonald - agent from 42 Management & Production

Rob Mackenzie - the founder and editor of Blue Diode Press

Path to Publication Panel

2:30 - 3:30pm

City of Literature Trust

Creative Scotland

Moniack Mhor

Scottish Book Trust

The Super Power Agency

Meet the Supporters
3:45 - 4:45pm

Heather Parry - writer, editor, and publisher

Helen Sedgewick - cross-genre author

Ann Landman - Sales Representative at BIRLINN and Festival Director for Cymera

On Freelancing and Other Ways to Survive
6:00 - 9:00pm

The Winners of the University of Edinburgh Writing Prizes

A selection of authors From Arthur's Seat, an anthology of new writing from the Creative Writing Masters programme

Graeme Macrae Burnet

Author Readings

How to attend

This event was free, and open to all.

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May 09 2023 -

Creative Writing Conference 2023

An all-day conference of panel discussions, networking opportunities and author readings with a plethora of literary professionals.

Project Room, 1.06
University of Edinburgh
50 George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9LH