**Special guest speaker - Peter Donohoe, internationally-acclaimed concert pianist**
Following on the success of Music into Words' launch event in February 2016, we are delighted to present a half-day mini conference exploring the wide variety of writing about classical music today - from programme notes to academic writing, concert reviews to musicians writing about music, and much more besides.
The event will consist of two panels of up to 4 speakers each, followed by audience discussion/Q&A. There will be plenty of time for networking and socialising and opportunities to "meet the speakers". The event promises to provoke lively and stimulating debate.
Neil Fisher - Deputy Arts Editor of The Times
Katy Hamilton - freelance researcher, writer and presenter on music
Leah Broad - journalist and research student at the University of Oxford, specialising in music and theatre at the turn of the century. BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinker 2016
Tom Hammond - conductor and artistic director
Kate Romano - clarinetist, performer, writer, producer, director, composer & fundraiser
Adrian Ainsworth - writer, blogger on music and culture
Ian Pace - pianist, academic and blogger
Tickets £15 / £5 (students)
The event is hosted by Frances Wilson (who blogs as The Cross-Eyed Pianist) and Simon Brackenborough (founder and editor of Corymbus.co.uk).
Music Into Words aims to bring together all kinds of writers about classical music – journalists, musicians, academics, bloggers and music lovers – to share their perspectives and discuss common issues in a positive, inclusive and friendly environment.
The Refectory at Morley College will be open during the event for refreshments between sessions