This Friday’s London Literary Salon: Showing and Telling and Storytelling. With Andrew Wille, Jo Unwin and Jenny Savill.

LiterarySalon16Friday 27th May: Showing and Telling and Storytelling. With Andrew Wille, Jo Unwin and Jenny Savill.

Show, don’t tell – or so we’re told. But once upon a time we told stories, didn’t we? And in practice, any successful piece of storytelling needs to balance both showing and telling. Through an interactive evening of inspiring discussion, and practical advice we’ll look at examples of both narrative modes, and find ways to blend them into our own writing.

Andrew Wille was a senior editor at Little, Brown UK, acquiring and editing critically acclaimed and award-winning works of fiction and nonfiction. He has tutored for Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and Falmouth University, and is a book doctor and freelance editor.

 Following Andrew’s workshop, we will be joined by Jo Unwin of Jo Unwin Literary Agency and Jenny Savill of Andrew Nurnberg Associates for an Agent Q&A Panel.

Jo&JennyJo Unwin started off writing for television shows such as Byker Grove, My Parents Are Aliens, Fry and Laurie, and Casualty, as well as dabbling in some acting work, but then moved to Aardman Features as a scout, where she would seek out books that could serve as the basis for new animated films. This then led to Jo joining Conville and Walsh Literary Agency in 2008, but shortly after she set up Jo Unwin Literary Agency.

Following an MA in Mediaeval History at St Andrews, and a stint in the theatre, Jenny Savill joined Andrew Nurnberg Associates in 2002, and is now a Senior agent. Her strong and respected list of children’s and YA authors features numerous award winners, and she met her client Deborah Install (A Robot in the Garden, 2015) at our Festival of Writing in 2013

Location: Waterstones, 203 – 206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HD. Time: 6.30-9.00
Price £45 (including drink on arrival).


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