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LONDON WC2H: Meet The Professionals

Date: Wednesday 19 April, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Price: Free
Venue address:
Level 6 at Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DT

Publicity material for this event says:

Do you dream of being a writer?
Whether you want to be an author, blogger or multi-media story-teller, we understand your passion for writing.
Come and meet us to find out how our course can turn your love of words into a successful career.

Taking place on Wednesday 19th April 2017 at renowned writing hub Foyles Charing Cross, our evening event will provide valuable insight into the types of careers the writing industries can offer. This free event will be hosted by our programme leader KT Forster (ex managing director Virgin Books) and will feature a panel of top industry speakers followed by an Q&A and a meet and greet with our speakers. This is the perfect event for finding out more about the types of careers you can now aspire to as a writer.


Ivor Baddiel - Scriptwriter & Author
Ivor's television and radio credits include The BAFTAs, Mock The Week, The X Factor, The National Television Awards, Comic Relief, Sport Relief, Off Their Rockers, Dancing On Ice, I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, Loose Ends, Fighting Talk, Deadringers and Hot Gossip. He has written for many people including Stephen Fry, Graham Norton, Bruce Forsyth, Claudia Winkleman, Miranda Hart, Dara O’Briain, Paddy McGuiness, Joan Rivers, Jerry Springer, Mel and Sue, Dermot O’Leary and Ant and Dec.
Ivor is also the author of fourteen books for both children and adults.

Andrew Walsh - Games Writing
Andrew has worked as a writer, designer, director or story consultant on more than 60 videogames and counting, making him a one-stop-shop from concept to pre-production, on to scripting, voice and performance capture, or localisation.
Clients have included Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Codemasters, 2K Marin, Sony, Creative Assembly, SEGA, Side, THQ wireless, Koch, Deep Silver, Egosoft, Nokia, Jadestone, Lionhead, Microsoft, Razorback, BAM, Vis Interactive, G5 and many more. Andrew has spoken about writing for games at ECGC, the World Conference of Screenwriters, Austin GDC, Develop, BAFTA, Animex, A.I.E., London screenwriting festival, Channel 4, BBC and E.I.E.F. He has also published articles on the subject of games writing in numerous publications and contributed to a number of books on the subject.

Jenny Parrott - Fiction & Publishing
Jenny Parrott has worked in publishing since 1987 and has acquired for Bloomsbury, HarperCollins and Little Brown. Specialising as a consultant in literary fiction, Jenny also teaches creative writing for Arvon and Espirita. She leads the Point Blank literary crime, thriller and suspense imprint at Oneworld and is a preliminary judge for one of the Costa prizes. Jenny has a three-novel deal with Orion for a series of commercial women’s sagas written under the pseudonym Kitty Danton.

Hosted by KT Forster - Publishing
KT is currently a literary agent and consultant advising on all aspects of writing, authorship and the book publishing industry. Before her decision to start her own company she was one of the most influential publishers in the country as the Managing Director of Virgin Books, part of the international Virgin Group. In 2008 she led the company through its acquisition by Random House publishers, part of the Bertelsmann Group.
KT has published across a wide range of genres and with many personalities, including Sir Richard Branson, Carol Vorderman, Wayne Rooney, Mark Lewisohn, Usain Bolt, Olly Murs, Carol McGiffin, Lorraine Kelly, Marcus Butler and Anthea Turner.

Who should attend?
This event will be of particular interest to young people considering a higher education course in writing or literature, careers advisors attending on behalf of sixth forms or writers keen to hear about new industry opportunities.
Please note: Attendance is free to all, but please help us by choosing the relevant ticket type.
Working With Words will take place on Wednesday 19th April 7-9pm. We welcome participants from any location, so book your free place now.

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