Writing for the children’s book market – An exclusive event with Kwame Alexander
Join us at CLPE for an exclusive opportunity for emerging poets who want to work in the children’s publishing industry to attend a workshop with bestselling, award winning author and poet Kwame Alexander.
This afternoon workshop will support up and coming writers to explore the genre of children’s writing, looking at why poets write the best children’s books, exploring how to turn poetry into a picturebook or quality fiction-in-verse and how to submit to children’s book publishers with confidence.
Kwame will also explore the potential of author visits in schools and libraries and how to use these as a paid income stream.
This opportunity is exclusively available to young and up and coming writers looking to enter or expand their reach in the publishing industry at a special price of £10. This includes light refreshments.
Publishers can book for up and coming writers they may be currently working with.
Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times Bestselling author of 32 books, including The Undefeated, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, How to Read a Book, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, Swing, Rebound, which was shortlisted for prestigious Carnegie Medal, and, his Newbery medal-winning middle grade novel, The Crossover.
Kwame is the recipient of numerous awards, including The Coretta Scott King Author Honor, The Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Prize, Three NAACP Image Award Nominations, the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award, The Dominion Energy Strong Men and Women of Virginia, and The 2018 NEA Read Across America Ambassador.
Kwame’s belief in the power of poetry and literature to inspire, engage, and empower young people is the guiding force behind the #AllBooksForAllKids initiative he created in partnership with Follett.
Kwame is the Founding Editor of VERSIFY, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers whose mission to Change the World One Word at a Time.
He has led cultural exchange delegations to Brazil, Italy, Singapore, and Ghana, where he built the Barbara E. Alexander Memorial Library and Health Clinic, as a part of LEAP for Ghana, an international literacy program he co-founded.