Friday, September 14, 2018

FoW18 in pictures

The annual self-edit alumni photo at York
Friday Night Live winner, Helen Kampfner
The 9th Festival of Writing in York, and the first under the banner of Jericho Writers - formerly Writers' Workshop - passed in the usual blur of activity, creativity and enthusiasm. As a result, I have a tsunami of work to catch up on so this post is going to rely on pictures to convey a flavour of the weekend in which lives were changed.

Friday Night Live hopefuls

The view over the lake

Jody Klaire and Ferb

My secret festival sweet spot
Writers writing in my self-edit mini course
The fabulous Julie Cohen and John Taylor, wearing his storyteller face
John Taylor and Mandy Berriman
Helen Kampfner, self-edit graduate and winner of Friday Night Live!
The Psychic Distance workshop
Mandy and John again, scrubbed up for the gala dinner
Self-editing lovelies: Julie Cordiner, Janette Owen, Helen Kampfher
The Jericho Writers posse
The 1-1 hall
Sharing the love in my Facing the Fear workshop
Sitting on the floor. We need a bigger room next time

The closing keynote speakers: Susanna Wadeson, publishing director at Transworld, and Mandy Berriman, author of Home - and my mentee!
Grabbing their places early for the closing keynote: Janette Owen, John Taylor, Vanessa Thornton-Rigg, Julie Cordiner
On stage for the final keynote: Susanna Wadeson, Mandy Berriman and yours truly
Mandy signing copies of Home