If you've always known there's a book in you, but don't know how to go about writing it, then this exclusive ELLE event could provide the perfect inspiration.
From incredible authors (hello, Laura Barnett) to big-name agents, we've lined up some of the most exciting names in publishing to bring you a panel talk on how to start writing your book and what to do with it once you've put pen to paper.
The evening will be chaired by ELLE's Literary Editor Sharmaine Lovegrove, who, as co-founder of Dialogue Scouting, spends most days reading manuscripts of all different genres, to see whether they could work on both the small and big screens.
We'll also be discussing the state of publishing today, interesting jobs within the industry and where it's headed in the future.
So if you're a budding writer, or purely an avid reader, come and listen to publishing insiders share their wisdom.
ON THE PANEL
CHAIR: Sharmaine Lovegrove – ELLE's Literary Editor, and former 'book doctor', ran a book shop in Berlin for five years. She then co-founded Dialogue Scouting, a London-based consultancy that looks for the next big book to adapt for film and TV.
Laura Barnett – her debut novel The Versions of Us was a number-one bestseller in 2015 and has been sold in 24 other countries since. This summer sees the publication of her second novel Greatest Hits.
Felicity Blunt – started her career assisting the legendary agent Vivienne Schuster. She is now a Literary Agent at Curtis Brown, and her clients include Jilly Cooper, Daphne du Maurier and the food writer Anna Jones.
Abigail Bergstrom – a former senior commissioning editor at Simon & Schuster, Abigail is now the publishing manager for Gleam Futures, where she represents the books of some of the biggest stars on social media, including Zoella and Tanya Barr.
Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinene – the queens of pitches, Yomi and Elizabeth are co-authors of the hotly anticipated Slay In Your Lane: A Black Girl Bible, bought by Fourth Estate after a 9-way auction.
WHEN AND WHERE
Monday, 6 March 2017 from 18.30 to 20.30
6th@Soho, 33 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 0DQ
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