Writers can pick up expert tips at weekend-long festival at Warwick University

Courier and Weekly New readers are being invited to join writers from across the country as delegates at a national writing event at Warwick University.

The National Association of Writers’ Groups (NAWG) are bringing their annual writing festival to the campus from Friday August 30 to Sunday September 1, where the programme will include workshops led by writer, freelance typesetter and eBook designer Pippa Hennessy and a talk by the teacher-turned novelist, journalist and radio presenter Gervase Phinn.

Highlights also include talks by Jude Morgan, author of The Secret Life of William Shakespeare, and television soap opera writer Marvin Close.

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Delegates will be able to pick up tips and ideas from professional writers including Steve Bowkett, Simon Brett, Linda Lewis, Jude Morgan, James Nash and Roz Southey.

The 19 workshops over the weekend are on a variety of topics, including writing for radio and TV, eBook publishing, short story and crime and comedy writing.

Tickets cost £80 for the Saturday and £70 for the Sunday or £250 for the whole weekend (including accommodation and meals). For full details and to book, visit www.nawg.co.uk or call 01484 769930