Online Writing Weekend – 9/10th May

Date Time Age Workshop Q&A 1-2-1s Peer feedback
9th May
9.30am MG/YA Emma Read
11am MG/YA Lauren G Lauren G
2pm MG/YA Emma Read
3-5pm MG/YA ALL
10th May
9.30am PB Clare Helen Welsh
11am PB Lydia S Lydia S
2pm PB Clare Helen Welsh
3-5pm PB ALL

Workshop details (each workshop is £10)

Emma Read (for MG/YA)

9.30am – ‘In the Beginning’ From idea to premise, to infinity and beyond!

2pm – ‘Bring It On!’ How conflict drives character agency.

Clare Welsh (for PB)

9.30am – ‘Bringing Picture Book Characters to Life’

2pm – ‘How to Plot Without Losing the Sparkle’

Each workshop includes discussion, content and writing exercises.


Agent 1-2-1s (each 1-2-1 is £30)

Lauren and Lydia will be doing 1-2-1s at the following times (ALL BST):


Saturday – 8.45am, 9.10am, 12.10pm, 12.35pm

Sunday – 8.45am, 9.10am, 9.35am, 10am

Lauren joined Bell Lomax Moreton in April 2014 as literary assistant and has been agenting full time since October 2015. She graduated in 2009 with a degree in English Literature and Drama from the University of Manchester, and has a background in lifestyle and entertainment PR.

In adult non-fiction, Lauren has a keen eye for spotting new trends and big ideas. She has a specialism for working with digital first talent and working with authors to develop book ideas that originate from new media, including podcasts, Instagram and YouTube.

She is currently is looking for narrative and illustrated adult and children’s non-fiction projects, ranging from people undertaking extraordinary challenges and having amazing adventures, to young activists, podcast creators, diverse voices, and experts in STEM, History, Pop Culture, Fashion and Mental Health fields.

She has a passion for children’s literature and is also looking for young fiction and middle-grade debuts with heart, humour and maybe a supernatural or high concept twist (or two). For teens and YA, a good swoony romance will always be top of her TBR pile, and she would love to find the next Louise Rennison (think diaries of a young Fleabag). Lauren is actively looking for children’s fiction and non-fiction submissions from diverse and marginalised authors across all age ranges and genres.

Lauren does not represent Adult Fiction, SFF or Picture Books.


Sunday – 9am, 9.15am, 12.10pm, 12.30pm, 12.50pm, 13.10pm, 13.30pm, 13.45pm

Lydia has recently joined the Darley Anderson Agency and is looking to build the children’s list. With a background in middle grade and YA fiction, Lydia is particularly looking for magical middle grade adventures, funny contemporary stories and YA novels with an unusual voice. Above all, she wants to find stories with wit, charm and heart.

She’s also got an eye out for clever, engaging picture books and is developing the non-fiction side of the children’s list. She loves working editorially with writers and is always on the lookout for new talent. Lydia represents clients in the UK and the US including Soofiya, Dominic Beesley, Mark Bradley, Zanna Goldhawk, Catherine Jacob, Rachel Morrisroe and Rashmi Sirdeshpande.

Lydia is actively looking for submissions from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, LGBTQ and all other under-represented writers. Please include the hashtag #diversevoices in the subject line of your email when you submit.

Please read each agents bio before booking in to make sure they work with your age category.

All workshops will be delivered via Slack and 1-2-1s via Skype (you must enter a valid Skype address when you book – please sort this in advance of booking).

*PLEASE NOTE that we cannot issue refunds in any circumstances.
This is due to a change in policy by PayPal, where we still get charged, even if we refund money. As a very small, tight margin not-for-profit, we hope you understand.

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