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North Wales Group: The Portfolio Career
31 March @ 19:00 - 20:30 BST
Join the North Wales Group on Thursday 31 March from 7pm for their next online meet-up. This month, North Wales resident international writer Bob Jones (also known professionally as Rob Jones), talks to author Paul Gannon about a number of modern-day challenges facing writers.
Most authors today have a range of projects on which they work. This ‘portfolio’ approach has long been necessary in order to earn a living from writing, but it also reflects the burgeoning number of ways in which authors are increasingly expected to be able to present their work: books, audio-books, radio and image broadcasting, blogs, pod-casts and other forms of social media.
Bob Jones is a journalist, writer and broadcaster with a long a varied career. He has worked for BBC World Service, Classic FM, British Forces Broadcasting Service and other media organisations. He studied European politics and culture for his first degree at Leuven University in Belgium, and for a Master’s degree in Crime Fiction Writing at East Anglia University. He has also worked for some years in China. He has also wide experience in podcast writing and publishing as well as voice over and audio books. He is currently working full time as a narrator/voice over for a variety of projects including work for Meta/Facebook, People Profiles historical documentaries and various titles appearing on Audible. He produces and co-presents a food podcast/blog with Annie-Marie Minhall from Classic FM. Recent podcast projects have included major series for China Media Group on the Tang and Song Dynasties and the sayings of Laozi.
Paul Gannon is a writer and journalist specialising in science and technology. He has written for dozens of publications and edited four magazines over his career. He is author of nine books on geoscience guides (Rock Trails series of books and co-author of The Alps: A Natural Companion) and historical cryptography (Colossus: Bletchley Park’s Greatest Secret and Before Bletchley Park: The Codebreakers of the First World War which was awarded an honorable mention for the Tomlinson Prize 2020 by the World War One Historical Association of America).
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- Francesca Howell