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In addition to this, we have developed a range of editing services for writers. These have been designed to give writers access to the guidance and expertise of industry professionals at crucial moments in the development of their manuscript.
W&A events have been an area of significant growth since 2011. From early one-day conferences in London and a number of smaller events held at our Bloomsbury Publishing home, our conferences and masterclasses now regularly take us to all corners of the UK and Ireland, with thousands of writers and illustrators benefitting from practical, engaging workshops and presentations and panel discussions given by best-selling authors, as well as literary agents and editors. We have also developed a range of evening writing courses, led by authors and creative writing practitioners.
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About the W&A Team
James Rennoldson has a degree in Journalism and English Literature from the University of Central Lancashire and an MA in Novel Writing from Brunel University. He is the author of the Writers' & Artists' Guide To How to Hook An Agent, a Q&A guide based on over 180 questions regularly posed by aspiring authors at W&A events.
James is Senior Digital Product Manager for Writers & Artists, and has overseen the development of writersandartists.co.uk and all W&A events and editing services since 2014.
Clare Povey has a BA in French from from the University of Sheffield and lived in Lille working as an English teacher in several primary schools. After leaving university, she worked as an Executive Assistant for a digital marketing firm in the City, before joining the Writers & Artists team as Events and Communications Executive in 2016. 2018 was a busy year: she was appointed Editorial and Communities Manager, shortlisted in the Trailblazer Awards, celebrating 30 publishing professionals under the age of 30 ‘who are demonstrating innovation and ambition in the book industry', and established the Writers' & Artists' Working-Class Writers' Prize, providing writers with author mentoring and publishing opportunities and support.
Naturally, Clare will read anything she can get her hands on. Her list of favourite authors could well be endless but some of her favourite 'faves' are: Octavia E. Butler, Tahar Ben Jelloun, David Mitchell, Leïla Slimani, Katherine Rundell, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Colson Whitehead, Michael Chabon, Brit Bennett, Otessa Moshfegh, & Sakaya Murata,
Clare is also an author, represented by Kirsty McLachlan at Morgan Green Creatives. Her debut middle grade book will be published in 2021 by Usborne.
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