Join our BookTrust Represents training events

If you're a children's writer or illustrator of colour, make sure you don't miss out on our training events including amazing guest speakers, top tips about getting published and lots of opportunities for networking. 

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Due to the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19 we have transitioned to hosting virtual events.

Upcoming events:

Illustrator Group Portfolio Virtual Advice Clinic: Are you a published illustrator or do you have a body of work ready to be published that would benefit from an objective eye? Join our illustrator's advice clinic with illustrator of children's book Look Up Dapo Adeola, and Sav Akyuz, illustrator of Bear Moves. We'll have a limit of three illustrators in each one hour session so this will allow deep discussion and spaces are limited so apply today! To apply please email

PR & Social Media Virtual Advice Clinic on Saturday 9 June 2020: Do you need tailored advice to boost your profile on the web? The current circumstances present an opportune moment for creators of colour to enhance and develop their online presence. Apply for a one-to-one session with Elizabeth Bananuka of BME PR PROS and Sam Missingham of The Empowered Author. To apply please email

Managing your own brand PR: An introduction with Joy Francis: Getting your book published is a great achievement. Inspiring readers to buy it, and journalists to review it, requires not only an understanding of your marketplace and your target audience, but how best to navigate the ever-changing world of social media. Many writers balk at the idea of self-promotion, yet who better to promote your work than you? This webinar is for published authors and illustrators who have limited experience of using PR tools and social media to raise their profile and/or to promote their work. Attendees will receive a PowerPoint presentation with useful resources and tips to follow up post-webinar. To apply please email


BookTrust Represents

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

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