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Mslexicon Writers conference Leeds July 2019

A few photos – Mslexicon conference weekend in Leeds July 2019

 Chatting to the lovely Thérèse Coen; Kirsty from Fox Lane Books ( with my latest book Dangerous Lives of the Jacobites for sale for the first time!);  Delivering my IKIGAI workshop –  finding creative fulfilment – workshop​ on Friday afternoon; the great Mslexicon team ,who worked so hard all weekend to make it such a success;  the venue, Devonshire Hall in Leeds, and the very entertaining Sophie Hannah.  

Mslexicon is a house party like no other. 12-14th July 2019  (Leeds) 

Part brainstorm, part bootcamp, part celebration, it is a chance to nurture your writing craft and career with the help of leading agents, authors, tutors and mentors, all hand-picked for the depth of their knowledge and their commitment to supporting women writers.  A great weekend event for writers. Talks, mini courses, workshops, panels and 1-2-1s with full weekend tickets, and single day tickets now available.

  On Saturday morning 13th July,(10am — 12.15pm )

I’ll be giving a talk for children’s writers:  Writing for Middle Grade and YA (Young Adult) Followed by a Panel event with agents Julia Churchill and Thérèse Coen about current trends in publishing for this age range.

(more details below)

——————————-1-2-1s ————————

Want to ask that burning question? There are still some spaces in my 1-2-1’s between 12-1 pm
more info on this link.

————————Mini Courses ————————
There are three mini courses ( 3 hrs) on Friday afternoon.

I will be leading a mini course to help you Find Creative Fulfilment though finding your IKIGAI ; and how it can help you gain an insight into why you write and how your creative work can mesh with the rest of your life.

MINI-COURSE: LINDA STRACHAN – Find creative fulfilment with Ikigai

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.SATURDAY (10am — 12.15pm TALK AND PANEL Writing for Middle Grade & YA (Young Adult)

TALK: Writing for children: Middle Grade and (YA)
We are very privileged to offer this talk by Linda Strachan, who is the award-winning author of over 70 books for children, and also the author of the seminal handbook Writing for Children. Linda’s extensive experience of writing for children aged from 8 to 18 makes her the perfect person to speak on this topic. She will discuss the wide variety of ways to approach older children, exploring the possibilities, the joy and the challenges in writing Middle Grade and Young Adult books.

PANEL: Publishing trends : Middle Grade and YA  with Julia Churchill & Thérèse Coen.
PANEL: Fantasy and magic realism, diverse voices and settings, gritty contemporary plots with hard-hitting messages, classic stories re conceived for a modern audience… What are the current trends in Middle Grade and Young Adult fiction at the moment — and what’s on the horizon for the future? Find out what’s on the wish lists of two specialist agents working in this field.

Mslexicon 2019 is for writers of creative prose: novels and short fiction, memoir and biography, and all types of narrative non-fiction. The programme has been designed to foster creativity and provide you with the skills and confidence you need to achieve your writing goals.


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