Weekly Online Writing Events for Members
Live Member Events
Our live events cover everything you need to know about writing, editing, and publishing your book.
Exclusive for members of Jericho Writers, our programme of 2021 online events give you the chance to pitch your work to literary agents, ask questions to leading experts and get feedback on your writing – all from your living room.
Member events are included in the Jericho Writers membership, alongside professional video courses, masterclasses, query letter feedback and our AgentMatch search engine. You can take a look at our upcoming events, here.
Join per month or for the year to gain unlimited access to everything you need to write, edit and publish your book.
July Member Events
This month, it’s time to be held accountable when we revisit our goals set in January. Also, don’t miss the Honest Authors podcast live as well as a close and personal in-conversation event with an agent and their author.
Tuesday July 6 19.00 BST/ 14.00 EDT
Self-Editing with Harry Bingham
Harry will take a few samples of your work and edit them live on screen, while talking about his thought processes in doing so. You’ll be able to participate via chat and agree with Harry’s changes, loudly disagree – or offer options of your own. Keep your eye on Harry’s Friday newsletter to find out how to send in your work to be considered.
Monday July 19 19.00 BST/ 14.00 EDT
In Conversation with Eve White and Rebecca Reid
Getting an agent is one challenge, but working with an agent is another story! Join Eve White and her client Rebecca Reid as they talk about their working relationship and offer advice and tips for aspiring authors.
Wednesday July 21 19.00 BST/ 14.00 EDT
Honest Authors Live
Once you become an author, the questions from friends and family come thick and fast. But authors like Gillian McAllister and Holly Seddon are still bubbling over with their own questions – and figured they weren’t the only ones. This special live version of the Honest Authors podcast features literary agent Silé Edwards from Mushens Entertainment.
Monday July 26 19.00 BST/ 14.00 EDT
Update – Writing Goals for 2021: Yours and Ours
In January, we all – you and all of us – went public with our writing goals for the first six months of the year. Here we catch up about how we got on. We’ll ask you to tell us in the chat what your goals were and how you fared.
August Member Events
This month we’ll build a picture book, cover drafting through to publication, learn how to self-publish a series and find out everything a debut novelist needs to know before publication.
Wednesday August 4 19.00 BST/ 14.00 EDT
Building A Picture Book
Hachette’s Ellie Brough will aim to answer some of the most common questions she gets when it comes to picture book writing. She’ll demystify the picture book publishing process so you’re better equipped for getting your picture book noticed.
Tuesday August 10 19.00 BST/ 14.00 EDT
From Drafting to Publication with Aisha Bushby
An hour-and-a-half whirlwind that will take you through from drafting your manuscript, self-editing, and submitting to agents, as well as what you can expect once you’ve signed your publishing contract.
Wednesday August 11 19.00 BST/ 14.00 EDT
Everything I Wish I Knew (and Have Learned) About Publishing a Book
The journey from signing with an agent to seeing your book in a shop is like nothing you’ve experienced before! Aliya Ali-Afzal will share her tips on how to navigate and enjoy this exciting yet somewhat overwhelming process, from submission to publishers, to working with editors, and marketing and publicity.
Tuesday August 24 19.00 BST/ 14.00 EDT
Writing, Self-Publishing and Launching a Series with Gwyn G.B
Series sell, particularly in genre fiction such as romance, mysteries & thrillers, and sci-fi. Readers want to invest in characters and a series is much easier, and more cost-effective, to market. This workshop looks at how to plan, write and launch a new series successfully as a self-published author.
September Member Events
This month, we’re platform building. Learn how to use the main three social media platforms to boost your author profile and book sales as well as mastering the newsletter and staying sane while marketing your work.
Thursday September 2 19.00 BST/ 14.00 EDT
Self-Marketing for the Reluctant Author with Neema
Marketing isn’t about who shouts loudest. Neema Shah shows you how to promote yourself and your work in an authentic way that fits with your lifestyle. You’ll learn the core principles of marketing for writers, including creating an author brand, using social media and building an engaged following.
Wednesday September 8 19.00 BST/ 14.00 EDT
The Art of the Newsletter with Clare Mackintosh
Learn how to build a mailing list and stay in touch with your readers, in this practical workshop on author newsletters. Clare Mackintosh will take you through the process step-by-step, sharing valuable insights from her own experience.
Wednesday 15 September 19.00 BST/ 19.00 EDT
Twitter for Authors with Julie Moylan
Are you clueless about Twitter? Discover the dos and the don’ts of successful tweeting so that you have fun with it and feel more comfortable. Find out how to build a following and connect with like-minded people while using Twitter as a valuable part of your author platform.
Saturday 18 September 19.00 BST/ 14.00 EDT
Instagram for Authors with Fiona Thomas
Are you a published author looking to leverage social media? Perhaps you’re a budding writer and you want to build your online platform? Either way, Instagram can connect you with readers and help you reach a wider audience. In this workshop, Fiona Thomas will explain why Instagram is such an effective marketing tool and give you plenty of tried and tested ideas that she has used to promote her own bestselling book.
Wednesday 22 September 19.00 BST/ 14.00 EDT
Facebook for Authors with Debbie Young
A succinct and accessible introduction to the many ways Facebook can enhance your success as an author. We’ll examine Pages, Groups, Events and Advertising, for both networking and marketing, and how to integrate your Facebook presence with your website and other social media. We’ll also debunk popular myths and misunderstandings.
This is just a highlight of the events we have on offer. Members have access to weekly live events featuring the very best of the publishing world.
Previous Member Event Highlights
Members can catch up with any previous events via replay. Here is a selection of some of our favourite previous events.
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