Top Literary Calendar Events – October


Some very successful authors will be appearing at festivals and events around Britain this coming month. If you’re looking for inspiration and professional tips from some of the masters of their trade, here are some dates you might want to mark on the calendar.


Birmingham Literature Festival

4-14 October

Writing a novel masterclass with Richard Skinner One-to-One Fiction Surgeries with publishers and editors.

Cheltenham Literature Festival

5th-14th October

Creative writing workshops

Frederick Forsyth – Day of the Jackal and too many more to mention – and Frank Gardner – author of best-selling Ultimatum – talking about writing edge-of-the-seat thrillers.

Liverpool Literary Festival

19th-21st October

The mighty Val McDermid talking about writing crime fiction. She has sold 15 million books!

Manchester Literary Festival

5th-21st October

The great Pat Barker talking about her new novel The Silence of the Girls

Best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith – The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency – he has sold
over 40 million books, translated into 46 languages! and many, many others.

Best wishes from the Cillian Editing Services team.