This is the inaugural year of the Queen’s Knickers Award, founded by children’s author Nicholas Allan and based on the book of the same name. Join us to find out more about this award for an original children’s illustrated book, to discuss the shortlist and what it’s like being an illustrator in lockdown.
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.
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.
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.