Writing for Young Adults – Horsham

With Patrice Lawrence

Patrice Lawrence is an acclaimed and award-winning author of YA fiction. In this special workshop she will share some of the writing tips behind her success in developing the teenage protagonists who populate her stories.  Perfect for aspiring and emerging adult writers with a passion for writing books for young people.

Using a mixture of discussion, individual and group exercises, this workshop will help you:

  • Grasp the genre and range of books marketed as YA
  • Develop authentic relatable characters and story arcs
  • Understand the process of finding an agent for your YA book and submitting to publishers.

Patrice Lawrence is an award-winning writer of stories for children and young people.  Orangeboy, her debut book for young adults was shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book Award, won the Bookseller YA Prize and Waterstones Prize for Older Children’s Fiction and has been shortlisted for many regional awards. Indigo Donut, her second book for  young adults, was published in July 2017. It was Book of the Week in the The Times, Sunday Times and Observer and one of The Times top children’s books in 2017. Both books have been nominated for the Carnegie Award.

This workshop will also take place in Brighton on 29 June

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Location: Horsham RH12 1AU, UK


22 June 2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

£25 / £20 (NWS Friends / Concessions)

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