BookTrust Represents training: London

Find out what you can expect from our BookTrust Represents training event in London, from where and when it's taking place to which sessions are on offer.

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When and where is the London training taking place?

Our London training event is taking place on Saturday, 28 September, kicking off at 10.30am and finishing at 6pm. You'll find us at Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), 44 Webber Street, South Bank, London, SE1 8QW (the nearest tube is Southwark, and the nearest train stations are Waterloo and Waterloo East).

How much are tickets?

Nothing! Our BookTrust Represents training events are completely free but they are ticketed. Spaces for the London event are currently full but you can join the waiting list here.

What's happening on the day?

We'll kick off with registration and refreshments, plus a bit of housekeeping, and then you can look forward to the following:

  • 11.15am-12.00pm: The Publishing Industry: A Case Study Start to Finish with author and illustrator Yasmeen Ismail
  • 12.00pm-12.45pm: Working with an Agent - choose from an illustrator session led by agent Sallyanne Sweeney or a writer session led by agent Davinia Andrew-Lynch
  • 12.45pm-1.45pm: Lunch
  • 1.45pm-2.30pm: Confidence Building for Creatives with Joy Francis, executive director of Words of Colour
  • 2.30pm-3.15pm: Dealing with the Public and Growing Your Profile with PR consultant Elizabeth Bananuka
  • 3.15pm-3.30pm: Break
  • 3.30pm-4.45pm: Choose from...
    • Entrepreneurship: Funding Opportunities with Sarah Baxter from the Society of Authors
    • Introduction to School Visits with author Chitra Soundar
  • 4.45pm-5.30pm: The Publishing Industry: How to Stay Published with author Candy Gourlay
  • 5.30pm-6pm: Spoken word performance and networking

Want to know more?

If you have any questions or want to know more about our BookTrust Represents training event in London, email booktrust.represents@booktrust.org.uk or get in touch on Twitter.

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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.

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