Grab a cuppa and get to know award-winning poet Raymond Antrobus. Raymond will be in conversation with poet Victoria Adukwei Bulley to discuss his work and career and will offer a glimpse into his creative routine.
Fitness professional and author Tina Baker specialises in fun, functional exercises you can do at your desk. With 17 years’ experience teaching older bodies, bodies with issues and fellow desk-bound creatives, exercise has transformed her body and mental health.
HW Fisher is hosting a session led by consultant Barry Kernon, to help people understand how to deal with tax minefields.
Join authors Lizzie Pook, Julie Owen Moylan, Lizzie Damilola Blackburn, and chair Margaret Skea, as they share their different experiences of the ‘long road to publication’: the positives and negatives they have experienced along the way, where they are now in their journeys as authors, along with any top tips for others hoping to follow in their footsteps.
Join SoA Publishing Contracts Advisor, Johanna Clarke, as she talks through the key things to be aware of when navigating an author/agent relationship from an advisory perspective.
A writing workshop where SoA member Frances Mensah Williams, and Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah, will share with you everything they know about writing.
Join us for a virtual literary walk around the City of London, starting with the places known to and written about by Charles Dickens. We’ll chat about Dr Johnson, his dictionary and his cat. We’ll then see where Samuel Pepys was born and the site of William Shakespeare’s playhouse. We will take in the Stationers’ Hall and discuss some of the key poets such as John Donne, William Wordsworth, John Milton, John Keats and TS Eliot.
Social media, more than any other element of book marketing, often feels like a minefield for authors. How do algorithms actually work, how can you choose which platforms will work for you, and what content should you share?
Grab a cuppa and get to know British Poet and Children’s book author, Joseph Coelho. Joseph will be in conversation with SoA Chief Executive, Nicola Solomon, to discuss h work and career, offering a glimpse into his creative routine and his role as Waterstone’s Children’s Laureate.
This session will take you through the key steps in creating a social media strategy, so you can plan out your social media activity and feel confident building your social media presence.