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September 2017

Your Novel

Bloomsbury Publishing London

Wed 13 September 2017 - Tue 14 November 2017, 6.00 - 8.30pm

Join us for a ten-week course dedicated to helping you transform your novel idea into a fully-fledged manuscript.

Whether you've written half a draft or on your third edit, we've designed this course to help you progress as a writer. Along with giving you the ‘how-to’ writing tools you need to hone your novel-in-progress, your work will be assessed along the way by experts in...

Join us for a ten-week course dedicated to helping you transform your novel idea into a fully-fledged manuscript.

Whether you've written half a draft or on your third edit, we've designed this course to help you progress as a writer. Along with giving you the ‘how-to’ writing tools you need to hone your novel-in-progress, your work will be assessed along the way by experts in their fields, all designed to help you take your writing to the next level.

Led by author and creative writing tutor William Ryan, the course will look at essential elements of the writing craft and how you can apply them to your own manuscript, including writing exercises that directly involve the material of your novel-in-progress.

Based at our Bloomsbury offices, evening sessions will last for two and a half hours, from 6-8.30pm, making it ideal for those with full-time jobs and other commitments. There will be opportunities at the beginning and the end of the course to get to know the other writers, as well as William himself.

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Your Children's Book

Bloomsbury Publishing London

Wed 20 September 2017 - Wed 8 November 2017, 6.00 - 8.30pm

Do you aspire to be the next Julia Donaldson or Liz Pichon?

If so, join us in the heart of literary London for five stimulating weeks of practical workshops and expert advice from some of the top names in children’s fiction. Led by the editor of the Children’s Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook Alysoun Owen and author Lucy Courtenay, this course looks at the essential elements of...

Do you aspire to be the next Julia Donaldson or Liz Pichon?

If so, join us in the heart of literary London for five stimulating weeks of practical workshops and expert advice from some of the top names in children’s fiction. Led by the editor of the Children’s Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook Alysoun Owen and author Lucy Courtenay, this course looks at the essential elements of writing for children, in particular how to successfully combine text and illustration, and how you can apply them to your own writing.

This course welcomes writers at all stages in their writing. Whether you have an initial idea and want to know where to start, or have a full draft and need help with revising and making it the best it can possibly be, this is the course for you.

Each week will combine a tutored session and a hands-on workshop format with practical exercises and discussion from your course tutor and special guest speakers. You will be given takeaway practical exercises based around your own writing to complete for the subsequent week.

Based at our Bloomsbury offices, these evening sessions will last for two and a half hours each, from 6-8.30pm, making it ideal for those with full-time jobs and other commitments. There will be opportunities at the beginning and the end of the course to get to know the other writers, as well as Alysoun and Lucy.

For a full course outline and speaker profiles, please visit https://www.writersandartists.co.uk/events/your-children-s-book

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October 2017

Writing Picture Books with Tessa Strickland

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution Bath

Tue 3 October 2017, 09.30 - 12.00

Join best-selling picture book author and founder of Barefoot Books, Tessa Strickland, for a workshop on writing picture books. Bring your picture book ideas and get advice on developing key themes, creating strong characters and structure. Tessa will help you sharpen your technique and develop your own unique style, giving you the confidence to let your imagination fly.

Writing Middle Grade With Joanna Nadin

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution Bath

Wed 4 October 2017 - Tue 10 October 2017, 9.30 - 12.00

If you’re writing fiction for children aged 8-12, join author of the Penny Dreadful series, Rachel Riley series and Spies, Dad, Big Lauren and Me, Joanna Nadin as she guides you through essential elements of the writing process. From crafting characters to creating a brilliant plot that’s guaranteed to have kids reading until the very last page, you’ll go away with the techniques you need to...

If you’re writing fiction for children aged 8-12, join author of the Penny Dreadful series, Rachel Riley series and Spies, Dad, Big Lauren and Me, Joanna Nadin as she guides you through essential elements of the writing process. From crafting characters to creating a brilliant plot that’s guaranteed to have kids reading until the very last page, you’ll go away with the techniques you need to make your story sing.

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Writing YA With Clare Furniss

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution Bath

Thu 5 October 2017, 9.30 - 12.00

Best-selling YA author Clare Furniss will help you to tackle head on some of the main issues YA writers face. Through writing exercises and engaging discussion, Clare will offer guidance on how to tap into your teenage years, how to write with an authentic voice and believable dialogue alongside the other essential ingredients of a successful YA novel that will resonate with teen readers.

How To Get Published

Carpenter Room Sheffield

Sat 7 October 2017, 2:00pm-3:00pm

How can you make your book stand out from the crowd? What is the best route to becoming a published author? Alysoun Owen, editor of the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook and the Children’s Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook, offers her top tips on how to get published, including expert advice on deciding which publishing route to take and how to perfect your pitch to literary agents.

How to Hook an Agent - October 2017

Bloomsbury Publishing London

Sat 21 October 2017, 9.30am - 2.30pm

Join us for an intimate lunch in the beautiful Georgian surroundings of Bloomsbury, London.

Are you writing a book for publication but unsure of how to find an agent? This intimate half-day event with four literary agents will give you insider knowledge on how to submit your manuscript to an agent, what they’re looking for and how to grab their attention. With a networking lunch...

Join us for an intimate lunch in the beautiful Georgian surroundings of Bloomsbury, London.

Are you writing a book for publication but unsure of how to find an agent? This intimate half-day event with four literary agents will give you insider knowledge on how to submit your manuscript to an agent, what they’re looking for and how to grab their attention. With a networking lunch and a chance for a one-to-one with the agent of your choice, you’ll receive direct feedback on how best to hook your agent.

Held in the historic literary surroundings of Bloomsbury at Bloomsbury Publishing, home to authors including Margaret Atwood and J.K. Rowling, this is your chance to get noticed.

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Your Novel

Bloomsbury Publishing London

Wed 13 September 2017 - Tue 14 November 2017, 6.00 - 8.30pm

Join us for a ten-week course dedicated to helping you transform your novel idea into a fully-fledged manuscript.

Whether you've written half a draft or on your third edit, we've designed this course to help you progress as a writer. Along with giving you the ‘how-to’ writing tools you need to hone your novel-in-progress, your work will be assessed along the way by experts in...

Join us for a ten-week course dedicated to helping you transform your novel idea into a fully-fledged manuscript.

Whether you've written half a draft or on your third edit, we've designed this course to help you progress as a writer. Along with giving you the ‘how-to’ writing tools you need to hone your novel-in-progress, your work will be assessed along the way by experts in their fields, all designed to help you take your writing to the next level.

Led by author and creative writing tutor William Ryan, the course will look at essential elements of the writing craft and how you can apply them to your own manuscript, including writing exercises that directly involve the material of your novel-in-progress.

Based at our Bloomsbury offices, evening sessions will last for two and a half hours, from 6-8.30pm, making it ideal for those with full-time jobs and other commitments. There will be opportunities at the beginning and the end of the course to get to know the other writers, as well as William himself.

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