Date: Saturday 18 November 2017
Time: 10.30am–4.30pm
Venue: Crescent Arts Centre Belfast
Cost: €27* / £25

(*Please note the euro amount is based on the currency exchange rate of £25.) 

The Irish Writers Centre is delighted to take our established Publishing Day series on the road and connect with new audiences in Belfast and Northern Ireland.

In association with Queens University Belfast, and supported by Words Ireland, this one-day seminar is suited to writers of all genres and forms who are seeking to get published.

Brian Langan will discuss the editorial and submission process, Faith O’Grady (Literary Agent) will present on agenting and rights, Jim Meredith (Publicist) will provide quality advice publicising and promoting your book and Nuala O’Connor (writer) will reveal all about her journey from aspiring novelist to published author.


10.30-11.40am: Brian Langan on the editorial and submission process

11.50am-1pm: Faith O’Grady from Lisa Richard’s Agency on the role of the literary agent.

LUNCH 1-2pm

2.00-3.10pm: Jim Meredith from Black Dog Publishing on Book Publicity

3.15-4.15pm: Nuala O’Connor on her journey to getting published.


Brian Langan
Brian Langan is a freelance editor, with over two decades experience in publishing, most recently as editor at Transworld/Doubleday Ireland, an imprint of Penguin Random House, where his authors included Donal Ryan, Hilary Fannin, Colm O’Regan and Conor O’Clery. Brian is also a published author and is currently writing his second novel.


Faith O’Grady
Faith O’Grady is a literary agent with the Lisa Richards Agency, Ireland’s largest talent agency. She represents a broad range of writers of fiction and non-fiction.  She is interested in literary fiction, psychological suspense, reading group fiction, children’s and YA fiction. She is also looking for distinctive voices in narrative non-fiction. 


Jim Meredith
James Meredith is Head of Press at Black Dog Publishing — an independent British publishing house specialising in illustrated non-fiction books on contemporary art and culture — and sister company Artifice books on architecture, who make books about architecture, urbanism, and design. Prior to that he worked for two years in publicity for Blackstaff Press in Belfast. James has more than 20 years experience in the media industries, with a background in media training, print journalism, radio and television production.


Nuala O’Connor
Nuala O’Connor AKA Nuala Ní Chonchúir was born in Dublin, she lives in East Galway. Her fifth short story collection Joyride to Jupiter will appear from New Island in June 2017.
Penguin USA, Penguin Canada and Sandstone (UK) published Nuala’s third novel, Miss Emily, about the poet Emily Dickinson and her Irish maid. Miss Emily was shortlisted for the Bord Gáis Energy Eason Book Club Novel of the Year 2015 and longlisted for the 2017 International DUBLIN Literary Award. Nuala’s fourth novel, Becoming Belle, is forthcoming. She is working on her fourth poetry collection. 



Venue: Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast



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