Writing Comes Alive - From Student to Author
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About the event
Two CCCU Alumnae return to campus to share insider knowledge on the path to publication following their own successes with writing and their work getting published. If you want to know how to meet an agent, pitch your project, and land your book deal, this is a must-see talk, hosted in the Newton building - room Ng07.
This industry talk will be followed by a book signing.
Jessica Ryn achieved her MA in Creative Writing after a career as a midwife and a homeless resettlement worker. Her latest book, The Imperfect Art of Caring, focuses on Violet Strong; a woman who doesn't know how to love herself. She is forced to return to her childhood home to care for her ageing mother, despite the two being estranged for several years. It is a tale of self-love and is full of rich and unique characters.
Jenny Bayliss studied for her creative and professional writing degree part time after a career as a cake-baker. Her latest book, The Winter of Second Chances, is about Annie Sharpe; she and her husband own a successful restaurant together and have raised twin sons, but she seeks a fresh start after yet another betrayal from her husband. It is here she becomes the caretaker of Saltwater Nook, a house in a seaside Kentish town, and after several months she has to make a choice between her first love, and the promise of new life far from the world she used to know.
Due to COVID-19, capacity is limited. Do not attend if you are experiencing any one of the three main COVID-19 symptoms; a high temperature, persistent cough, or impacted taste and smell. It is manditory to wear face coverings in indoor spaces.