Chichester University hosts free publishing event

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SIX leading experts from the world of publishing and broadcasting are to converge on the University of Chichester to reveal the secrets of their art in a free event.

The panel of agents, editors and publishers will be at Cloisters Chamber, Bishop Otter Campus, on Wednesday, April 24, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm to talk about, and answer questions on, getting published.

All students, staff and members of the public are invited to attend the event, organised annually by lecturer Karen Stevens.

The panel will include literary agents Isobel Dixon, Chris Wellbelove and Philip Patterson.

They will be joined by Hamish Hamilton/Penguin assistant editor Anna Kelly, Candida Lacey, a managing director of Myriad Editions, and Sasha Dugdale, editor of Modern Poetry in Translation.

“This is a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes of the publishing industry – and to hear experts pass on the secrets of their trade,” said Karen.

“Together, the panel represents a real cross-section of the publishing world, covering many different parts of this fascinating, and often hidden, trade.

“We hope that anyone who is interested in seeing their name in print will come along to support the event, and pick up tips on how to get published.

“In previous years, similar events have proved very useful for many of our students, who have later gone on to sign deals with leading publishing houses, including our former MA student Isabel Ashdown, who is now an author with Myriad, one of the publishers who will appear at the event.”

More details on the event are available by emailing k.stevens@chi.ac.uk or calling Karen on 01243 816297.