LONDON SOUTH – #WriteMentor Writing Weekend Workshops
£25.00 – £220.00
£200 for 2 full days (includes 1-2-1 for free)
£100 for 1 full day
£25 for 1-2-1 session (note: you must buy a day ticket to do this)
SAT AM: Workshop One: SARAH: How to find a unique voice
SAT PM: Workshop Two: SARAH: How to plot a novel
BONUS Workshop: SARAH: How to write a query letter
SUN AM: Workshop Three: KATYA: Poetry in prose – writing lyrically for young people.
SUN PM: Workshop Four: KATYA: Character – from 2D to 3D.
Inclusive of the following:
Sarah Ann Juckes is a Content Creator for Jericho Writers and lives in East Sussex, UK. Her debut YA novel, ‘Outside’ was shortlisted for Mslexia’s Children’s Novel competition and longlisted for the Bath Novel Award. She volunteers for the NSPCC’s ‘Speak Out and Stay Safe’ programme, and is on the board of Creative Future, working with under-represented writers.
Katya Balen is a middle-grade writer. Her debut novel THE SPACE WE’RE IN ( Bloomsbury) is published in September 2019. Katya runs Mainspring Arts, a non-profit that organises creative projects and mentoring for neurodivergent artists. She’ll be making her workshops completely accessible, so please get in touch if you have an access requirement you’d like to discuss!
Lucy Irvine is an Associate Agent, working with Silvia Molteni on PFD’s children’s list. After graduating from University College London with an MA in Issues in Modern Culture in 2017, she interned at Agora Books, PFD’s publishing arm, before becoming assistant to CEO Caroline Michel. She began her new role in June 2019.
What I’m looking for…
I am actively building my own list, and am looking particularly for commercial Middle Grade and YA – both fiction and non-fiction – along with picture books, illustrated fiction for younger readers, and graphic novels.
I am drawn to narratives driven by world building; quick-paced, addictive, and adventurous, with returnable series potential. I love stories set in worlds that pull you in and stay with you long after you’ve finished reading. I’m particularly keen on fantasy, sci-fi, and speculative fiction, and in these genres will read submissions aimed at all ages. Genre aside, my taste is incredibly varied, so if you have a fresh voice and a strong narrative then I would love to read it!
Wellesley Road, Croydon, CR0 9XY
2 full days (includes 1-2-1 for free), 1 full day Saturday, 1 full day Sunday, 1-2-1