Freelance Media Group

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The Freelance Media Group began life over 20 years ago and is run voluntarily by Jane Bidder and Beverly Davies. We are a group of journalists, writers, artists and other media people who meet once a month, to enjoy a sandwich lunch, a speaker, and a chance to catch up on industry news.

Meetings are friendly and informal, and recent speakers have included writers Fay Weldon, Katharine Whitehorn and Martin Bell. We have also enjoyed talks from the publishers of How To Books, and commissioning editors from publications including Essentials and the Daily Telegraph, and publishers including Hodder and Random House.

The cost of lunch is £15 for members and £25 for non-members. Space is limited so booking is essential. Should you wish to join us please email Beverly Davies.

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The gardens of Il Borgo, Tuscany, the location for the writers retreat

The Art of Writing

A one week writing retreat in the mountains of Tuscany designed for emerging and established writers. Here you can take your project from idea to novel; move a stalled story forward; receive one-on-one appraisal time with your tutor; create your author platform.

There are two dates to choose from: June 4-10 and September 10-16 2017 and you can find more details here.