**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 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.
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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
The event is hosted by Frances Wilson (who blogs as The Cross-Eyed Pianist) and Simon Brackenborough (founder and editor of Corymbus.co.uk).
The Refectory at Morley College will be open during the event for refreshments between sessions