Getting your voice heard – Inpress day

£2 per person

Suitable for ages 16+

Inpress Presents… Tricks of the Trade: A Guide to the World of Publishing

Alternative routes to print.

This session explores the increasingly diverse number of ways to get our voices heard, both through utilising new technology and grass roots print movements.

From self-publishing zines to submitting poems to anthologies, there have never been more creative ways to get your work out there and start on the track to publishing success.

Join Esther Beadle, Louise Cole and Debbie Taylor as they discuss options for the aspiring writer to take control and get their words out into the world.

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Meet the panel

Debbie Taylor

Debbie Taylor is the founder and Editor of Mslexia, the magazine for women writers. She has written for Oxfam, UNICEF, Anti-Slavery, WHO and others about women and social issues. Her many books include My Children, My Gold (Virago), a travelogue about single mothers, and The Fourth Queen (Penguin), a novel set in a harem in 18th Century Morocco. Her latest novel, Herring Girl (Oneworld), a paranormal historical murder mystery, is out now. An experienced broadcaster and writing workshop tutor, she lives in a disused lighthouse at the mouth of the Tyne.

Louise Cole

Louise Cole read English at Oxford and hasn’t stopped reading since. She’s an award-winning journalist, a former business magazine editor and director of a media agency. But she is most alive either reading or writing stories. Her family mocks her for telling stories to her dogs. Her fiction includes the young adult thrillers The Devil’s Poetry and On Holy Ground, short stories and other stuff which is still cooking.

Esther Beadle

Esther Beadle is a former reporter with Evening Express in Aberdeen, was assistant news editor for the Oxford Mail, Oxford Times and their sister weeklies. She worked in communications for an NHS mental health trust before going freelance. As a freelancer she concentrates on sharing journalistic skills with the wider public through We Are Our Media, a media collective dedicated to giving a platform to unheard voices in the North East and responsible for an alternative tabloid for the north, The Eclipse. Aside from her staffer titles, she’s written for the Metro, Fabulous Daily, Mail Online and Women’s Weekly, as well as others. She will be co-teaching the Online Journalism module for the International Journalism MA at Newcastle University in the summer. She also focuses on campaigning on mental health and missing persons issues.


WRITE Festival 2018

This event is part of The Word’s WRITE Festival which is being held between 12 – 25 May 2018.

The Festival is jam-packed with events and workshops for people of all ages to enjoy. Find out more by viewing our full WRITE Festival programme.

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