Message from the new Director
As you will know, Barbara Large retired this summer. The 2013 Conference was her last as Director – a hugely successful event with many new faces as well as delegates returning for inspirational master classes, talks and one-to-ones. At the celebratory dinner the whole Conference united in thanks and applause for Barbara’s vision and dedication as well as the unfailing warmth and encouragement she extends to all writers.
I am honoured to be taking over as Director from July 2013. I would like to thank all who welcomed me at this year’s conference and I look forward to meeting and talking with delegates, speakers, sponsors and of course our patrons over the next few months. Do get in touch if you have feedback or ideas.
The Conference is a unique event with a warm and welcoming ethos that seeks to encourage all forms of new writing from writers at different stages in their careers. It aims to inspire emerging writers, provide vital networking opportunities with industry professionals and support the process of connecting with readers. My background as a children’s author, non-fiction editor and lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Winchester means I have experienced the extraordinary process of writing from various perspectives; I am very excited to be working with administrator Sara Gangai, the University and all the volunteers to take the Conference forward to 2014.
With all good wishes
The 2013 Winchester Writers' Conference was a great success!
From left to right: Professor Tony King, Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange at the University of WInchester, Professor Joy Carter, Vice-Chancellor of the University of WInchester, Lady Fellowes and Lord Fellowes, Plenary Speakers, Barbara Large MBE, Founding Director of the Winchester Writers' Conference. Photo credit: Southern Daily Echo
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