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SfEP AGM and 30th annual conference

Aston University
Saturday 14 September to Monday 16 September 2019

In 2019 the SfEP will return to Aston University, Birmingham, on 14–16 September for its 30th annual conference. This popular venue offers hotel-style accommodation just across a courtyard from a purpose-built conference centre, and is set in a green, landscaped campus close to Birmingham city centre.

The provisional conference programme will be released before booking opens in March and will include the Whitcombe Lecture by bestselling author Chris Brookmyre. Chris is the author of 18 novels ­– from Quite Ugly One Morning (1996) to The Way of All Flesh (2018), written as Ambrose Parry with his wife, Dr Marissa Haetzman – and has won awards including the Critics’ First Blood Award for Best First Crime Novel and the Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction in 2006 for All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses an Eye. There will also be a mix of workshops and seminars on various aspects of editing and proofreading, as well as running your own business and developments in the publishing world. If you would like to suggest a topic or speaker (it could even be you!), please email the conference director as soon as possible (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)).

Aston University Campus

The conference facilities at Aston University (click to enlarge)

Annual conference

The SfEP conference is held in September every year. The conference provides a range of interesting, relevant and stimulating workshops and seminars, as well as plenty of opportunities for networking with other members and with the Society's Corporate Subscribers.

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