Creative Writing trip

Do you want to be a writer? Our expert panellists can help…

Our free annual Publishing Panel event on Tues 16 May sees a literary agent, publishing director and writer discuss their work and give advice on finding an audience for your writing. This is a free event to staff and students at the University of Brighton. Three expert panellists (Rachel Conway, literary agent and Director at Georgina Capel Associates Ltd; Candida Lacey, Director of Myriad Editions; Erinna Mettler, writer) will be discussing their work, giving advice on finding an audience for your writing, and answering your questions.

Where? B406 Checkland, Falmer
When? Tuesday 16 May, 3-4pm

For further information please contact Jess Moriarty (

About the panellists

Rachel Conway is a literary agent and Director at Georgina Capel Associates Ltd. Her list includes Dylan Thomas Prize, Orwell Prize and Waterstones Children’s Book Prize shortlisted authors, as well as winners of the Manchester Fiction Prize, Irish Book of the Year, and the YA Book Prize. Her interests range from literary and well-written commercial fiction, to thrillers and books for older children and teens. She also represents a wide range of non-fiction writers, including scholars, journalists and cooks. She represents clients for their television and radio work, as well as their public appearances.

Candida Lacey is Publishing Director of Myriad Editions, an independent publisher of original literary fiction and graphic novels, and producer of the acclaimed ‘state of the world’ infographic atlas series. In a little over ten years, Myriad has built a reputation as one of the UK’s most exciting boutique publishers. As part of Myriad’s mission to support emerging writers and uncover new talent, they organise two competitions: First Drafts is an annual competition for a novel or short stories in progress; the First Graphic Novel Competition invites similarly unfinished samples of narrative illustration. Both competitions have a track record of launching writers who have gone on to enjoy creative and commercial success.

Erinna Mettler is a Brighton-based writer. Her first novel, Starlings, was set in Brighton and published in 2011. She is a founder and co-director of The Brighton Prize for short fiction and of the spoken word group Rattle Tales. Her stories have been published internationally and short-listed for The Manchester Fiction Prize, The Bristol Prize, The Fish Prize and The Writers & Artists Yearbook Award.  Her career highlight was having a short story read by a Game of Thrones actor at Latitude Festival. Erinna’s new short story collection on the theme of fame, Fifteen Minutes, will be published by Unbound in 2017.

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