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
How to sign-up … On Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July we will be hosting an intensive two-day writers workshop featuring some of the publishing industry’s leading professionals. Authors, editors, literary agents and publishing innovators will come together to share knowledge and know-how with aspiring writers. The aim is to help improve aspiring authors skills and impart vital understanding of the way the publishing … Continue reading How to sign-up …
The workshop will begin on Saturday 7th July at 9:30 with registration. 10:00 Key Note Speaker: Patrice Lawrence ‘Finding your Voice’ 11:00 Practical session: Setting/Sarah Odedina 12:00 Agent: Julia Churchill of A.M. Heath 13:00 Networking lunch 14:00 Learn the importance of plotting: Malorie Blackman 15:00 Practical session: Dialogue/Sarah Odedina 15:30 Independent Publishing: Crystal Mahey-Morgan 16:30 Knights of Aimee Felon and David Stevens 17:30 End of … Continue reading Timetable
Gain expert insight to the business of writing for young readers at this intensive weekend workshop. Informative and inspiring it promises two full days of interaction with leading authors, agents, editors and other publishing professionals who specialise in the world of children’s literature. There will be sessions led by renowned publisher Sarah Odedina who will talk about the craft of writing focussing on improving and polishing … Continue reading Writing for young readers – a two day workshop. 7 and 8 July, 2018