Thursday, August 29, 2013

Announcing the September 1st Five Pages Workshop with Mentor Leila Rasheed

The September First Five Pages Workshop will open for submissions next Saturday 9/7 at noon Eastern time. Check out the rules and get your submissions ready!

About Our Mentor

Leila Rasheed's first book was called Chips, Beans and Limousines. It was a Red House Read of the Year in 2009, and was shortlisted for the Wigan Explore Book award. There are two sequels. She's currently working on a new book and writing publisher-led fiction for Working Partners and Disney Hyperion (USA). Her series for Working Partners is called The Witch of Turlingham Academy and is published under the name Ellie Boswell. Her series for Disney Hyperion is called At Somerton and is published under my own name.

Aside from her experience as a published author, she has an MA in Children’s Literature (Roehampton) and an MA with distinction in Writing (Warwick). Recently she developed and taught a highly successful module in Writing for Children and Young People at the University of Warwick. She was previously a children’s bookseller for five years. She is a member of NAWE, IBBY and the SCBWI.

She also leads creative writing workshops, critiques manuscripts (only fiction for children and teenagers) and mentors people who are writing for children or teenagers. This autumn she’ll be running a 10 week course of workshops in Writing for Children and Teenagers in Moseley, Birmingham.

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