Join our BookTrust Represents training events

Come along to our special events in Bradford and London in September, featuring top guest speakers and great advice for children's authors and illustrators of colour.

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We are delighted to be hosting our first ever BookTrust Represents training workshops in September - and they're completely free.

If you're a children's writer or illustrator of colour, you can join us in Bradford on 21 September or in London on 28 September for amazing guest speakers, top tips about getting published and lots of opportunities for networking. 

Top agents, industry experts and authors such as Patrice Lawrence and Chitra Soundar will be on hand to share their insights and help you in your journey through the world of children's books and publishing!

The London event is now full, but you can join the waiting list.

Join us in Bradford on 21 September - get your ticket

Join the waiting list for London on 28 September

What can I expect on the day?

BookTrust Represents training: Bradford

Find out what you can expect from our training event in Bradford on 21 September.

BookTrust Represents training: London

Find out what you can expect from our training event in London on 28 September.

Meet our speakers

Meet our speakers: Bali Rai

Find out all about Bali Rai, an author hosting a session about publishing at our Bradford event.

Meet our speakers: Candy Gourlay

Get more information about writer Candy Gourlay, who will be hosting a publishing session at our London training day.

Meet our speakers: Chitra Soundar

Find out all about Chitra Soundar, who will be running an Introduction to School Visits session in Bradford and London.

Meet our speakers: Claire Malcolm

New Writing North CEO Claire Malcolm will be joining us in Bradford to run a confidence-building session.

Meet our speakers: Elizabeth Bananuka

Get to know comms consultant Elizabeth Bananuka, who will be joining the London and Bradford events for a session on growing your profile.

Meet our speakers: Joy Francis

Entrepreneur Joy Francis will be taking part in our London event, hosting a confidence-building session.

Meet our speakers: Patrice Lawrence

Discover more about author Patrice Lawrence, who will be presenting a case study about the publishing industry at our Bradford event.

Meet our speakers: Penny Holroyde

Find out about Penny Holroyde, who will be joining us in Bradford to discuss working with an agent.

Meet our speakers: Rhoda Baxter

Get to know Rhoda Baxter, a writer and member of the Society of Authors, who will be discussing entrepreneurship at our Bradford event.

Meet our speakers: Sallyanne Sweeney

Find out all about Sallyanne Sweeney, an agent who will be running a session for illustrators at our London training day.

Meet our speakers: Sarah Baxter

Find out more about Sarah Baxter, who will be hosting a session on entrepreneurship at our London event.

Join us in Bradford on 21 September

Join us in London on 28 September

BookTrust Represents

Our three-year project promotes and supports children’s authors and illustrators of colour, so young readers find the books that represent them.

Learn more about BookTrust Represents