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Careers in Writing (Nov 2023)
Join us for our in-person Careers In Writing for those aged 14-24, and their parents /carers.
With plenty of opportunities to ask questions and meet other writers your age, Careers in Writing will help you find out:
- How to go from writing for fun, to writing and getting paid
- What happens on a creative writing university course
- How to find sources of inspiration and motivation when you get stuck
- Do you need to study Creative Writing at University to be a writer? (Clue: no!)
- What other jobs you could do which still use your writing skills and passion
- More about working in the publishing industry
One-to-ones are also available in the morning – these need to be booked separately and are available on a first come, first served basis. These one-to-one sessions are for you to discuss directly with one of the speakers anything you’d like to know about in more depth. Select ticket type “Careers in Writing + Individual feedback session” for this option when booking.
Our speakers include:
- Novelist and Editor Kasim Ali
- Birmingham Poet Laureate Jasmine Gardosi
- Deputy Head of Publicity at Simon & Schuster, Jessica Barratt
Careers In Writing is essential for any young writers looking to go to University to study creative writing; who would like to forge a career as a writer; or who simply want to find out more about how that might be possible.
Tickets available from £10 to £15 and bursaries are available. Click here for our bursary policy.
10am – 12.30pm: Individual advice Sessions with WWM staff
12.30pm – 1.15pm: Registration and Young Writer meet-up
1.15pm – 2.00pm: Working in Publishing: Jessica Barratt
2pm – 2.15pm: Comfort break
2.15pm – 3pm: Working as a writer and editor: Kasim Ali
3pm – 3:15pm: Comfort break
3:15pm – 4pm: Working as a poet: Jasmine Gardosi, Birmingham Poet Laureate