FOCUS ON THE FESTIVAL: Some Highlight Writing & Publishing Sessions and Events

FOCUS ON THE FESTIVAL: Some Highlight Writing & Publishing Sessions and Events

Fri 3 Jun 2016 / News

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Children’s books are an imaginative literary world where images are often as important as words and in our session Picture Hooks Masterclass: How To Write A Picture Book, Vivian French – author of the Stargirl Academy series and Lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art will describe the process of how to write a picture book for children.

Event: Picture Hooks Masterclass: How To Write A Picture Book
Date: Wednesday 8th June 2016
Time: 10:30am - 12noon
Location: Studio 2 (2nd Floor), Eden Court
Cost: FREE - XpoNorth Festival Delegate Pass Required 

Vivian French

In 2013, together with literary agent Lucy Juckes, Vivian set up Picture Hooks as a project to support emerging Scottish illustrators through mentoring, conferences and exhibitions. 

Having traveled the Highlands & Islands to deliver self-publishing workshops for us over the past year, it’s great to have indie author and consultant Ben Galley with us for his first time at XpoNorth with his session Services For Authors: A Buyers’ Guide.

Event: Services For Authors: A Buyers’ Guide
Date: Wednesday 8th June 2016
Time: 3pm - 4:30pm
Location: One Touch Theatre, Eden Court
Cost: FREE - XpoNorth Festival Delegate Pass Required

Ben Galley

Ben is joined by Ricardo Fayet, co-founder of Reedsy, (the largest international market place for professional authors services) to look at how as an author you select the right professional suppliers. From cover design to editing and proofreading, the growth and success of professional independent authorship and self-publishing has sparked a major demand for services for authors.

Our session Innovation And Survival In The Digital Age will be led by Eric Huang, Development Director at digital publisher & agency Made In Me, who will talk about the ups and downs of running a creative company in the modern age.

Event: Innovation And Survival In The Digital Age
Date: Wednesday 8th June 2016
Time: 3pm - 4:30pm
Location: One Touch Theatre, Eden Court
Cost: FREE - XpoNorth Festival Delegate Pass Required

Eric Huang

He will explain that the secret to their survival has been about relationships and being open to ripping up business plans in order to move in a new, unsuspected direction.

REGISTER FOR YOUR XPONORTH DELEGATE PASS HERE.