This Week's Topic:
What writing conference(s) would you love to go to?
The only writing conference I've ever been to is the one hosted by my former university. Every year in March Leeds Trinity held the Writer's Festival where we had guest authors conducting writing workshops on a variety of topics and a chance to meet and talk with other writers. It wasn't just for the students of LTUC. Anyone was welcome. I couldn't go this year because of work and it'll be the same next year but when I take a year out to study I hope I'll have the chance to then.
I've always thought the UK don't do many events like this apart from comic-cons and collectormania. But SCBWI sounds like I'd have the opportunity to meet up with writers from around the UK. Cheaper than flying overseas (it'll be years before I can afford a trip to America). And it'll be nice to meet fellow UK writers, people who are close by and you can have the opportunity to talk in person, not just through blogs or forums.
BEA sounds fantastic. I'd be in heaven. But I think it lands at a time when I'm working and I'm not in the sort of job where I can just take a holiday whenever. Y'ALLfest sounds awesome just because it's focus is YA. My kind of place. But if I did have the money I still couldn't go. I doubt it'd be half term around that time.