A free literary event to help aspiring writers get published comes to Preston

Posted on - 15th July, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - UCLan, University campus, What's On in Preston

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An evening of literary is the free event for northern authors and publishers being held at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, on Thursday July 21.

The event is aimed at book and writing enthusiasts with the hope of assisting up-and-coming writers in getting published.

UCLan will host the literary evening at Darwin Lecture Theatre in the Darwin Building of the UCLan campus from 6-8.30pm.

A wide variety of special guests will attend the evening and a lively panel discussion on Young Adult fiction and the wider book industry will take place, in which the panellists will bring a range of experience, insights and advice for aspiring authors.

The guests include author of the young adult fantasy series The Element Order, Paul Ferns (P.S Ferns), and Founder of Bluemoose Books Publishing, Kevin Duffy.

Judge of Costa Children’s Book Award 2015, Jake Hope, a freelance consultant well-respected in the book industry and who has judged all the top UK awards for children’s fiction, will also be present along with up-and-coming young publisher Stephanie Cox, who works for children’s publisher Awards Publications Ltd.

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The organisers, Ruth Slater, Victoria McKay and Elsa Carron, MA Publishing students at the University of Central Lancashire, said:

“We’re looking forward to an evening that promises to be shock-full of publishing wisdom from our panellists.”

To purchase tickets for the event, visit the website: or to find out more visit the Facebook and Twitter pages.

Are you attending the free UCLan book event? Let us know how it goes in the comments below

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