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How To Write For Children and Young Adults

Writers & Artists Conference Young adult Picture books Non-fiction Fiction Children’s

Are you the next Julia Donaldson? If you want to write for children or young adults, learn from the best with a day of writing workshops and panel discussions with leading children’s authors and literary agents.

The day includes: a two-hour writing workshop with an author of your choice; the chance to network with speakers and fellow delegates; and informative and interactive discussions with literary agents looking for debut authors to add to their lists.

In the morning, three successful children’s authors offer their advice on how to improve your writing with an engaging and interactive workshop with exercises and feedback. The afternoon sessions will help you navigate the current market, warn you of what to avoid in a submission to an agent and give insight into the minds of leading publishing industry figures.

Sat 24 February 2018, 09.30 - 16.30

How To Write For Children and Young Adults

Schedule/Speaker profile(s)

09.30-10.00: Welcome coffee and tea

10.00-10.15: Introduction to the day

10.15-11.15: A writing workshop of your choice: either writing picture books with David Litchfield, writing for middle years with Kiran Millwood Hargrave, or writing YA with Patrice Lawrence

11.15-11.25: Short break

11.25-12.45: Writing workshop continued

12.45-13.30: Lunch break (lunch not included but teas and coffees available)

13.30-14.30: Author and illustrator Kate Pankhurst on the responsibilities of writing for children

14.30-15.30: How to submit your work to an agent: panel discussion with leading literary agents Claire Wilson, Penny Holroyde and Julia Churchill

15.30-16.30: Refreshments


Visit the event page for further booking information and speaker profiles.

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