Remember the books you read as a child? They’ve no doubt had a lasting and profound influence on you. That’s what’s so exciting about writing for children – you could earn a place in your young readers’ hearts for the rest of their lives! Come and join me for a couple of hours of ideas and feedback. Whether you already have an idea for a children’s book you’re developing, or whether you are simply thinking about having a go – whatever stage you’re at, we’ll have fun kick-starting your plot with exercises and prompts on character and setting.
Anna Wilson started out as a picture book editor at Macmillan Children’s Books and went on to be an editor at HarperCollins. She has also freelanced for several years as a fiction editor for Bloomsbury, Puffin, Chicken House and Hachette.
Her writing career began twenty-one years ago with a picture book, published for very young children. Since then Anna has published over 50 books for children and young teens including picture books, short stories, poems, fiction series and non-fiction titles. Her books have been chosen for World Book Day, the Richard and Judy Book Club and been shortlisted for the Hull Libraries Award, the Lancashire Book of the Year Award and most recently the ALCS Educational Writers’ Award. Her memoir A Place for Everything – my mother, autism and me is her first book for the adult market, published 9th July 2020 by HarperCollins. It has been reviewed as “a seminal work in this area” by the world expert in autism in woman, Professor Tony Attwood. It was Editor’s Choice in The Bookseller magazine and was described as “a vividly told and profoundly affecting memoir”.
Anna was a tutor and Associate Lecturer at Bath Spa University for seven years. She also has extensive experience in running writing workshops in schools and is a tutor for the Arvon Foundation, a lecturer for City University of London, and a tutor for the London Lit Lab.
We understand that everybody’s financial situation is different, and that is why we offer two different prices and ask that you pay whichever best suits you.
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|21st November 2020
|10:00 am - 12:00 pm