The Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference is a unique series of events that will bring writers together around the world to create an historic picture of the role of literature today.
The conversation begins at the Edinburgh International Book Festival where 50 world renowned writers will join members of the public every afternoon from 17-21 August 2012 to discuss the five topics that almost brought writers to blows during the infamous Writers’ Conference of 1962. If you'd like to be in the audience for one of these groundbreaking discussions tickets, priced at £10 (£8 concessions), are available online or through the Book Festival Box Office on 0845 373 5888. Each event will also be broadcast live on-line on this website.
After Edinburgh, the World Writers’ Conference will go on to visit 15 different cities over the following 12 months giving writers and readers in different countries the chance to add their voice to the growing debate about writing and its relationship to contemporary life.
The conversation will continue online, here on the Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference website, with live broadcasts of the events in Edinburgh, videos of the international events and plenty of opportunities to have your say.
Use the menu and pictures above to find out more about the themes and events, read about the history of the conference and join the online discussion.