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Mslexia at Festival of Writing 2017

Friday 8th, Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th Sept | University of York | Tickets from £185.

Mslexia is delighted to be part of The Writers’ Workshop annual Festival of Writing 2017 at York University. With a fully packed programme the festival promises to be an exciting weekend where writers get the opportunity to meet agents and publishers, get advice from professional authors, and pitch their work direct to agents.

On both the Saturday and Sunday, Mslexia Editor Debbie Taylor will be facilitating her popular ‘How to write a synopsis,’  workshop – her foolproof method aims to take the pain out of writing the most difficult page of text a novelist ever has to compose. This is a workshop for writers who have already started or completed a novel. We will be working with your established characters and plotlines to tease out the key features on which to concentrate.

Date:  9 September 2017

Time:  16.40pm – 17.40pm

Date:  10 September 2017

Time:  10.10am – 11.10am

Venue:  University of York

Tutor:  Debbie Taylor

Mslexia will be making an appearance at the event – so why not come along have a chat with us about your writing.

More information and a full list of festival activities, including how to buy tickets is available from The Writers Workshop website: