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Masterclasses 2006

London Book Fair Writing Masterclasses

The London Book Fair/Daily Mail Masterclasses are running again this year in conjunction with The Arvon FoundationThe celebrated Arvon creative writing courses cover four and a half days and range from Novel Writing to Starting to Write. Some grants are available. (http://www.arvonfoundation.org). The LBF is much earlier this year, so the Masterclasses are on Saturday 4th March at ExCel, the Fair’s new venue in Docklands.  Read more

Masterclass fiction - LBF 2006

A special report from the 2006 Masterclasses at the London Book Fair

In four packed sessions at the London Book Fair, the Daily Mail Masterclasses provided excellent coaching for aspiring writers. Our second report deals with writing fiction.  Read more

Masterclass children - LBF 2006

A special report from the 2006 Masterclasses at the London Book Fair

In four packed sessions at the London Book Fair, the Daily Mail Masterclasses provided excellent coaching for aspiring writers. Our third report deals with writing for children.  Read more

Digitisation – a report from the London Book Fair - Part 1

Using the web to increase sales

Many of the excellent seminars on offer as part of the London Book Fair dealt with digitisation, the subject of the moment as far as the book world is concerned. Most of the sessions presented approaches to the subject intended for publishers and booksellers attending the Fair, but these two articles will provide a summary and focus on issues most relevant to writers.  Read more

Digitisation – a report from the London Book Fair - Part 2

Digitisation opportunities for publishers

Many of the excellent seminars on offer as part of the London Book Fair dealt with digitisation, the subject of the moment as far as the book world is concerned. Most of the sessions presented approaches to the subject intended for publishers and booksellers attending the Fair, but these two articles will provide a summary and focus on issues most relevant to writers.  Read more

LBF Masterclass 2009

London Book Fair Masterclass 2009

In the 2009 How to Get Published Masterclass at the London Book Fair a packed audience listened intently to a varied group of speakers in a session chaired by journalist Danuta Kean. The panel comprised Bill Swainson, senior editor at Bloomsbury, Simon Trewin, co-head of the book department at new agency United AgentsClick for United Agents Agents References listing, and authors Kate Mosse, Lola Joye and   Read more

LBF 2010 Organising events

London Book Fair 2010: Organising author events

Amanda Pollard 

The ‘Author Event Masterclass’ organised by the Booksellers Association Independent Booksellers Forum opened to great applause with the introduction of its three speakers: Matthew Clarke, of the Torbay Bookshop; Colin Telford, Events Co-ordinator for the Hayling Island Bookshop; and Elaine Silverwood, enterprising founder of the ‘Silverdell’ in Kirkham, Lancas  Read more

Screenwriting Film

Screenwriting for the cinema

This Masterclass involved Julian Fellows and Anthony Minghella. Julian is the actor-turned-screenwriter who was commissioned to write an original screenplay which became Gosford Park. This, he said was because: ‘experienced screenwriters who understood what a still-room maid did were thin on the ground’.  Read more

Crime writing

A special report from the Masterclasses at the London Book Fair, March 2004

The 2004 Masterclasses at the London Book Fair were sponsored by the Daily Mail and organised with great flair by English PENSupported by eminent writers, this is the English branch of International Pen, which has centres in nearly 100 countries. It fights for freedom of expression and against political censorship. It campaigns for writers harassed, imprisoned and sometimes murdered for their views. http://www.englishpen.org/. They repeated a familiar formula, which nonetheless worked well, of two writers presenting and discussing their work, with a chair to coordinate the session.

Masterclass on Crime writing  Read more

Screenwriting

A special report from the Masterclasses at the London Book Fair, March 2004

The 2004 Masterclasses at the London Book Fair were sponsored by the Daily Mail and organised with great flair by English PENSupported by eminent writers, this is the English branch of International Pen, which has centres in nearly 100 countries. It fights for freedom of expression and against political censorship. It campaigns for writers harassed, imprisoned and sometimes murdered for their views. http://www.englishpen.org/. They repeated a familiar formula, which nonetheless worked well, of two writers presenting and discussing their work, with a chair to coordinate the session.

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