ICCWriting Day March
Our final ICCWriting Day of the semester takes place on 29 March 2017. This time we bring you four excellent events for your inner – and who knows, maybe your material - enrichment…
Schedule for the day:
11am-12.15pm – Room C510: Meet the agent – Jo Unwin
We’re delighted to welcome back leading literary agent Jo Unwin, who will be talking about how to find, make contact with and impress an agent – as well as giving you crucial insights into the world of contemporary publishing. Jo represents Kit de Waal – known to many of you for her masterclasses and guest author seminars with the ICCWriting.
Jo joined Conville and Walsh Literary Agency in 2008. She was in a shortlist of three for the Bookseller Industry Awards Literary Agent of the Year in 2010, and was picked out as one of the Bookseller’s Rising Stars in 2011.
She subsequently set up her own agency, JULA Ltd, at Somerset House. She represent authors of literary fiction, commercial women’s fiction, Young Adult fiction and fiction for children aged 9+ but not younger (picture books again only if written by established clients). She also represents comic writing and narrative non-fiction. Her Twitter handle is @jounwin, and you can find out more at www.jounwin.co.uk
1.00-2.15pm – Room C408: ICCWriting masterclass with Helen Cross
NOTE: For MA and PhD students only.
3-4.30pm – Room C408: Guest author seminar with Jonathan Taylor
Jonathan has written the novels Entertaining Strangers (Salt, 2012) and Melissa (Salt, 2015), and the memoir Take Me Home: Parkinson’s, My Father, Myself (Granta Books, 2007). His poetry collection is Musicolepsy (Shoestring Press, 2013); his short story collection is Kontakte and Other Stories (Roman Books, 2013 and 2014). Melissa and Entertaining Strangers were both shortlisted for the East Midlands Book Award (2013 and 2016), and longlisted for Not the Booker Prize (2013 and 2016) run by The Guardian. Kontakte and Other Stories was shortlisted for the Saboteur Best Short Story Collection Award 2014, and longlisted for the Edge Hill Prize 2014 and Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award 2014. He is editor of the anthology of short stories Overheard: Stories to Read Aloud (Salt, November 2012), winner of the Saboteur Award 2013 for Best Fiction Anthology.
Jonathan is also Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Leicester, and co-director of arts organisation and small publisher Crystal Clear Creators.
Visit Jonathan’s website for more details: http://jonathanptaylor.co.uk
6-7.30pm – Room C424: Writers’ Networking Event with the National Association of Writers in Education
We’re delighted to present this opportunity for emerging and established writers in the West Midlands to get together. This is a chance for you to meet NAWE members and to find out about what NAWE does. Jonathan Davidson from Writing West Midlands (and Chair of NAWE), Seraphima Kennedy, NAWE’s Programme Director, and our own Rhoda Greaves, who sits on the NAWE Board, will all say a few words – then the rest of the event will be informal discussion. Please note that this event is for NAWE members and Birmingham City University wreative writing students only. Click here to book your free place: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writers-in-education-networking-information-exchange-tickets-32468063853