Upcoming events, online courses &c

Lots of stuff to tell you today! First up, my Writers HQ Coventry retreat this Saturday still has a few spots left.  I‘m not running the June date and there’s no August retreat.

Applications are now open for my @writementor mentoring and editing online course.

I’m doing a panel at Waterstones Nottingham next week. I’ll be talking about my time at the Uni of Nottingham, writing while studying and diversity in fiction.

I’m also doing an event at Cymera Festival in Edinburgh in a few weeks with Tom Pollock.

And if your child is in years 5-9 in the West Midlands, my Spark Young Writers group in Rugby is about to open to submissions for next year.

And a bit further off, but my writing diversely day course at Cambridge University’s ICE is taking bookings, with an amazing discount if you’re a teacher.

I’m also doing a video talk at the Write Mentor online conference Wow-Con.

All my public events are here.

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The Starlight Watchmaker is up for pre-order on my etsy shop, and the sets of book letters should be shipping next week for everyone who has pre-ordered one.

And if you can’t wait for my writementor mentoring course, I have a free slot for an editorial critique next month due to a cancellation. Usually I’m booked up a few months in advance so this is pretty rare.

You may be wondering how I have chance to write these days, if I’m doing all this. Yeah…. I don’t know either. 😅

Published by Lauren James

Lauren James is the twice Carnegie-nominated British author of many Young Adult novels, including Green Rising, The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker and The Loneliest Girl in the Universe. She is a RLF Royal Fellow, freelance editor and screenwriter. Lauren is the founder of the Climate Fiction Writers League, and on the board of the Authors & Illustrators Sustainability Working Group through the Society of Authors. Her books have sold over a hundred thousand copies worldwide and been translated into six languages. The Quiet at the End of the World was shortlisted for the YA Book Prize and STEAM Children’s Book Award. Her other novels include The Next Together series, the dyslexia-friendly novella series The Watchmaker and the Duke and serialised online novel An Unauthorised Fan Treatise. She was born in 1992, and has a Masters degree from the University of Nottingham, where she studied Chemistry and Physics. Lauren is a passionate advocate of STEM further education, and many of her books feature female scientists in prominent roles. She sold the rights to her first novel when she was 21, whilst she was still at university. Her writing has been described as ‘gripping romantic sci-fi’ by the Wall Street Journal and ‘a strange, witty, compulsively unpredictable read which blows most of its new YA-suspense brethren out of the water’ by Entertainment Weekly. Lauren lives in the West Midlands and is an Arts Council grant recipient. She has written articles for numerous publications, including the Guardian, Buzzfeed, Den of Geek, The Toast, and the Children’s Writers and Artist’s Yearbook 2022. She has taught creative writing for Coventry University, WriteMentor, and Writing West Midlands.

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