dlr Writer in Residence, Sarah Webb, in association with Children’s Books Ireland and supported by Words Ireland organised a great event on Saturday 4 February 2017 in dlr LexIcon, on writing and illustrating books for children.
The day examined and asked questions such as: How much do children’s writers get paid? How important are events and social media? What are publishers and agents looking for in 2017 and beyond?
The event was completely sold out (120 capacity) with over 70 on the waiting list. Due to the interest in this event, we recorded the sessions, and you can listen back on each part of the day here.
Sarah Webb is the dlr Writer in Residence for 2016/2017. Her residency focuses on children and young people age 8 to 18 and during her term she is running book clubs, writing clubs, teen workshops, writing clinics for children and adults writing for children and programming many events, including this one. Sarah's blog is a great resource for those interested to write for children, read her tips for writing for children here.
Sarah has programmed another great event, supporting current and future children's writers and illustrators, details below.