When are you going to write a proper book?

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017
dlr County
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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.

When Are You Going To Write A Proper Book? 
Focus on Picturebooks
Saturday 27th May 2017, 10.00am to 1.30pm, dlr Lexicon Studio
Programmed by dlr Writer in Residence, Sarah Webb
Presented in association with Children’s Books Ireland with support from dlr Lexicon Library
Booking: Eventbrite: Search for When Are You Going to Write a Proper Book? Picturebooks
Cost: €20 (plus booking fee - includes coffee)
All children’s writers and illustrators are welcome to this information packed event. If you’ve ever wanted to write or illustrate a picturebook, it’s a must. Hear a host of award winning picturebook makers talk about their work and find out what publishers and agents are looking for from picturebook writers and illustrators.