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?

Two days since announcement …

On Monday news of the workshop went out to the world and since then I have had literally hundreds of twitter mentions, dozens of emails and lots and lots of messages of interest.  I am delighted by the submissions from people wanting to apply for the free places – by their writing, and enthusiasm and focus.  However to give those people a free place we … Continue reading Two days since announcement …

Speakers’ bios

The writers workshop is being organised by Sarah Odedina.  She has many years’ experience in the publishing industry, most of that in the world of literature for young readers.  She has published five Carnegie Medal winning authors and has worked with some of the children’s book world’s most loved writers including J K Rowling, Neil Gaiman, Louis Sachar, Sally Gardner and Celia Rees.  Sarah is … Continue reading Speakers’ bios