Ages 15-18 •
The Young Writer Weekend gives students aged 15-18 an immersive experience of creative writing, publishing, marketing and editing. Across 2 days you will take part in a series of activities, seminars, simulations and Q&A sessions, all led by a wide-ranging group of experienced industry professionals.
Attendance will give you a competitive edge in the race for the best universities, colleges and literary-based jobs, as well as providing a 'super-curricular' experience to add to your university or college applications. The programme will end with a personal and creative ‘Project Launchpad’, an invaluable starting point from which to begin your journey into this exciting industry.
Experienced professionals will coach you through live, interactive simulations, including:
Training on how to fulfil your ambitions of writing, editing, marketing and publishing
An action plan of how to break into the industry, starting now
Coaching by experts on A-level/IB/college class choices; university/college and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application and interview techniques
Q&A time with leading writers and publishers from a large range of disciplines
Unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time
Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key skills such as creativity, independent thinking, communication, storyboarding and many more
Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications
DAY ONE: BUILDING A BESTSELLER – CREATING YOUR STORY
DAY TWO: PUBLISHING A BESTSELLER – SELLING YOUR STORY
11.00amThe World of Writing
12.00pmBuilding a Bestseller: ‘Just Write!’
2.15pmBuilding a Bestseller: Substance, Structure & Style
3.00pmBuilding a Bestseller: Become a Brontë
4.15pmCareer Coaching: Writing for the 21st Century
5.00pmPanel Q&A: Storytelling from Multiple Perspectives
*exact programme subject to change without notice.
11.00amThe World of Publishing: The Lifecycle of a Book
12.15pmThe Book Proposal
2.30pmMarketing & Publicity: Selling your Story
4.15pmCareer Coaching: Finding an Agent
This programme is for students aged 15-18. No prior knowledge or experience is required. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person or ‘Live Online’; the content is the same for both.
'Live Online’: £165/student for both days
In-Person: £165/student for one day (you can choose either day 1 or 2) OR £295/student for both days
There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited.
5th - 6th November 2022
University College London (UCL)
As part of your booking, you will receive 12 months’ access to our state-of-the-art tech platform, AmbitionX. Here you will find all of your programme materials and complete post-programme assessments to gain coveted ‘experience points’ to demonstrate your levels of professional development. You will also be able to access any of InvestIN’s Live Online weekend and evening programmes through AmbitionX at no extra cost.
If the in-person programme is cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will have two options: i) move to the next in-person date; ii) move to the ‘Live Online’ version of the programme you selected and be refunded the difference in price. (If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full). Any government guidance on Covid-related safeguarding (such as the wearing of masks and social distancing) will of course be adhered to. We have managed to successfully deliver in-person programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic, including during the summers of 2020 and 2021, with excellent feedback. We are therefore highly experienced in giving students a fantastic experience even with social distancing rules in place.
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