Writers & Artists Children’s & YA Fiction Festival

  • March 1 - 4
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Our first ever online festival, with a brilliant line-up of events to celebrate the wonders of writing and illustrating books for children and young adults. From world building and guidance on character and plot through to insight into the process of illustration and talks with publishing industry professionals and literary agents, we’ve got the whole writing and publishing process covered. Workshops can all be booked on an individual basis, or use our special combined price page to reserve your place at a selection of three.

All attendees reserving a place at this event also receive free access to An Introduction to Children’s Publishing in 2021, a video interview with Alysoun Owen, Editor of the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook and the Children’s Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook. A link to the interview will be circulated by email ahead of the festival, and remain available to view for one week.

The workshops will be interactive and all authors and illustrators will encourage attendees to participate in practical writing and illustration exercises that allow you to reflect on your own work.

1st March 2021 Writing Picture Books £30.00

1st March 2021 Building the World of Your Story £30.00

1st March 2021 Three Workshops – Special Combined Price £70.00

2nd March 2021 Plotting and Pacing Your Middle Grade Adventure £30.00

2nd March 2021 Finding Your Voice in YA Fiction £30.00

3rd March 2021 Illustrating a Picture Book £30.00

3rd March 2021 Creating Your Cast of Characters £30.00

4th March 2021 Submitting To Children’s Fiction & YA Agents £10.00

Guest authors and illustrators leading our workshops include L.D Lapinski, Christopher Edge, Alexandra Sheppard, Diane Ewen, Patience Agbabi and others to be confirmed.

We will also be joined by literary agents Lydia Silver and Gill McLay for a session on submitting to literary agents, as well as a session on the editing process to be announced shortly!

If you’d like to discuss any payments options, please email writersandartists@bloomsbury.com