Super brief update on everything: Events coming up in 2017:
LIVERPOOL: We’ll be at the Bluecoat on 30th September for a panel in conjunction with their Abacus exhibition, about alternative education. http://www.thebluecoat.org.uk/events/view/events/3735
BIRMINGHAM: We’ve joined forces with Little Tiger, publishers of the new BAME-authored YA anthology. A Change is Gonna Come, for a writer networking day which will be packed full of energy and ideas. Join us on 8th October at the Birmingham Book Festival for Making Change.
YORK/National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE): Leila Rasheed will be presenting a paper on Megaphone at the NAWE conference in November in York.
We’ve got together with Stripes and their exciting new anthology: A Change is Gonna Come, to create an afternoon of networking, talks and panels as part of the Birmingham Literature Festival 2017. This is a fantastic chance to meet the Megaphone mentees and the new writers published in A Change is Gonna Come – plus it will be hosted by one of the funniest authors around, bestselling Ayisha Malik. You will get to hear what it’s like to be published (from the anthology authors), how to hook an agent (from our Megaphone mentees), and how to turn your passion into a project that can secure funding and make change (from Leila). There will be such a range of expertise here, from writers to publishers to people working in various roles in publishing, that you won’t be able to help leaving without learning something you didn’t know before, and maybe meeting someone who’ll change your writing life… Click the link for tickets. See you there!