Reading tips from Malorie Blackman

Malorie spoke to a group of 35 emerging writers at the Writer’s Workshop recently in Brixton and was inspirational and informative on the importance of getting the plotting of books right.  She gave robust and practical advice and during her fantastic talk mentioned quite a few books that had helped her and from which she learnt a lot. If you would like to find out … Continue reading Reading tips from Malorie Blackman


WRITERS WEEKEND WORKSHOP MISSION STATEMENT  To actively pursue change for a fully diverse and representative children’s literature. HOW WE WILL REALISE OUR MISSION By hosting a series of workshops that will include providing BAME authors with up to 50% participation on sponsored places.  To develop a mentorship scheme open only to BAME writers. WHY Because providing emerging writers with access to information and inspiration via a … Continue reading MENTORSHIP SCHEME

Where we are now …

The writer’s weekend workshop was just over a week ago.  It was fantastic to hear the wonderful speakers and to meet the dedicated, hard-working and focused writers.  At the end of the two days, after the talks, networking lunches and meeting all the participants, I felt full of optimism and positivity.  I realise that the workshop can offer writers a valuable range of advice and … Continue reading Where we are now …


Such an exciting morning doing final run through and looking forward to hearing the speakers. Venue: The Department Store, 248 Ferndale Road, London SW9 8FR Saturday 7th July 2018 9:00. Registration 9:30 Introduction: Sarah Odedina 10:00 Key Note Speaker: Patrice Lawrence ‘Finding your Voice’ 11:00 Independent Publishing: Crystal Mahey-Morgan 12:00 Agent: Julia Churchill of A.M. Heath 13:00 Networking lunch 14:00 Learn the importance of … Continue reading IT’S TODAY …


  Only a month left to go until the workshop and London is about to see flyers and posters appearing letting emerging writers know about the great opportunity that is opening to hear from the best in the business. Authors, publishers, agents and publishing professionals covering contracts, social media and promotions will share their knowledge, inspire and inform over the course of the two day … Continue reading POSTERS AND FLYERS


We have had a fabulous response to the funded places for BAME writers on the weekend workshop.  It is going to be a tough call to make a selection of participants.  Mainly because I shall be aiming to include as many as I possibly can.  I am delighted to say that sponsorship has been strong and we now have seven sponsored places on top of … Continue reading FUNDED PLACES

Looking for an agent or an editor to read your work?

One of the most exciting parts of the weekend workshop for me is planning the networking lunches on both the Saturday and Sunday when authors and publishing professionals will be able to mingle and talk.  There will be many highly respected and exciting people from the publishing industry coming to both lunches and all of them are looking for great new writers to represent and … Continue reading Looking for an agent or an editor to read your work?