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
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?
“Sarah Odedina was my editor for Coraline and for the Carnegie Medal winning The Graveyard Book, amongst other things, and she is the kind of perceptive, forthright but kind, honest and sensible editor that any writer would give his her or its eyeteeth for. Her suggestions make books and stories better.” Neil Gaiman Continue reading What authors say …
It is such a pleasure to discover the generous and supportive response to the news of the writer’s workshop as I am starting to receive offers of sponsorship for the free places. Knights of (https://knightsof.media) taking the lead with their early confirmation that they would pay for one of the places, followed by a wonderful author who is buying a place for herself … Continue reading Sponsorship updates
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 …
I have been working in publishing for well over 20 years and during much of my career I have spent time talking to authors at conferences and in workshops, helping writers focus on their work and also offering ways to get access to the publishing industry. I see my job as finding, supporting and developing new authors and helping build careers that will provide generations … Continue reading Why the workshop?
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