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London Writers Network: Funding, Grants, and Developing Your Writing Career

26th May 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Join Spread the Word and guests for this free event. Through informal presentations, Q&A session and case-studies, we’ll be exploring project ideas and grant schemes, as well as looking at the current funding landscape for writers. We’ll also be looking at what other opportunities – mentor schemes, funded retreats, residency ideas, travel and research grants – might help you reach the next step in your career as a writer. Plus there’ll be plenty of space and time to network with our panellists and other writers (and free tea and biscuits…)

Spread the Word will be joined by:

  • Arts Council England
  • Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
  • Royal Society of Literature
  • Arvon
  • The Society of Authors

We’ve also invited a panel of writers with a strong track record of winning funding to share their experiences of seeking support for their work.

  • Simon Mole – Spoken Word, solo touring shows, other residency projects.
  • Jamie Rhodes – Writing residencies; publishing fiction with the British Library and National Trust.
  • Jacqueline Crooks – Freelance fiction writer and professional fund-raiser; successfully won funding from Arts Council to write a collection of fiction.

This is the first event in our London Writers Network series; a new membership scheme from Spread the Word that will connect you with a wider family of London’s writers and opportunities to further your writing and writing career.

We are grateful to Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy for their generous support in helping make this event happen.

Please note that this event starts at 2.30pm and finishes at 5pm. Sometimes our website changes the times of our events. We are investigating this issue and will get it fixed as soon as we can.

The event is free but booking in advance is essential as places are limited and we expect demand to be high. To book your free place please email info [at] spreadtheword.org.uk


26th May 2016
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Spread the Word


Waterstones Piccadilly
203 - 206 Piccadilly
London , London W1J 9HD United Kingdom
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