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Want to Make a Living as a Writer? A Campus in the City Event

Date: 22 March 2014 Time: 2.00 pm

Venue: Campus in the City, St Nic's, Lancaster

Want to Make a Living as a Writer?

It's hard to make a living. And if you're planning to make a living as a writer, conversations in coffee shops, book stores and in articles like Robert McCrum's The Guardian's "From Bestseller to Bust: Is This the End of the Author's Life" warn writers that nothing, including talent and passion, is guaranteed to turn the dream of making a living as a writer into little more than a fantasy.

The majority of writers may not make a living off of book sales but that doesn't mean we can't craft a living with our words. With balance, writers are blogging, teaching, mentoring, crossing genres and otherwise crafting creative ways to make a living.

Join the discussion.

Saturday March 22 from 2 to 3, Lancaster University's Campus in the City presents a panel of writers including award winning writer, author Carys Davies and writer, lecturer George Green, joined by host Yvonne Battle-Felton of The Writing Life in a live discussion on balancing the passion of writing with the sensible need to make a living.

The discussion is free and will be held at Campus in the City in the St. Nicholas Arcades located next to Costa Coffee. It will also be aired on Bailrigg FM's 87.7 (at a future date) and be interactive via Twitter.

Please reserve tickets via Eventbrite at and contact Yvonne Battle-Felton via email ( with questions or for additional information.


Who can attend: Internal


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Organising departments and research centres: English and Creative Writing


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