Writing for a Living

A joint SECL and School of English VIP Panel for Empfest2019

Do you want to write for a living? What does a writer’s day look like? What are the options and how can you get started? Our expert panel of professional writers look at the trials and tribulations of making a living from the written word and share their insights into breaking into this competitive, frustrating and rewarding profession.

Hosted by: Declan Wiffen, Lecturer in Creative Theory and Contemporary Literature

Confirmed Panellist:

  • Nick Barreto – Co-Founder and Technology Director at Canelo
  • Rosario Blue – Freelance journalist, social media manager and editor
  • Heidi Colthup – Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics
  • Vybarr Cregan-Reid – Professor of English and Environmental Humanities


  • 16:00 – Panel Discussion

All welcome

Wednesday, 9th October, 16:00-18:00. Grimond LT3