Afternoon Tea with Sarah Waters

Grab a cuppa and a join us for a 45-minute online video session with Sarah Waters as she shares a mini tour of her creative workspace, insights into what she’s currently working on, and how she is adapting to working online. Sarah Waters is an SoA Council Member and a judge for this year’s Paul Torday Memorial Prize, part of the SoA Awards.

Home, Migration and Free Movement: Refugee Tales and English PEN

Exploring ideas of home, migration, the free movement of people and languages, alongside PEN’s work with young refugee writers. Join us for an in-conversation event with Neel Mukherjee and Ishiaba Kasonga who will open the event with a short reading, followed by a panel discussion chaired by Hannah Trevarthen of English PEN.

Social Media 101

How do you effectively create and build your author profile (brand) on social media and the Internet? Candy and Chitra will cover the basics of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, author websites and blogs – giving you tips to back up social media efforts in the real world, as well as how to develop those connections in the wider world. 

Afternoon Tea with Lemn Sissay

Grab a cuppa and a join us for a 45-minute online video session with Lemn Sissay as he shares his creative routine, a mini tour of his creative workspace, insights into what he’s currently working on, and how he is adapting to working online. Lemn Sissay is an SoA Council Member. 

Spreading the word about you and your work

Join Jordan Taylor- Jones on a whistle-stop tour of the UK publishing industry. From best practice in self-promotion, the author-publicist relationship, and an overview of large publishers and independent presses, this session is designed to give authors an insight into how best to approach, and what to expect from, UK publishers. 

Afternoon Tea with… Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin

Grab a cuppa and a join us for a 45-minute online video session with Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin as she shares her creative routine, a mini tour of her creative workspace, insights into what she’s currently working on, and how she is adapting to working online.

How to Work Well from Home

The session will look at ways to maintain positive mental health and how that might look for you, using advice and tips from Leapers’ resources around coronavirus and mental health.