The Big Honk

Big Honk Friday 26th January 2018 6.30 to 9.00 Savile Club You are cordially invited to The Golden Egg Academy’s birthday celebration. Join Mother Goose, published goslings and up and coming eggs at the historic Savile Club, Mayfair. Enjoy talks, canapes and great egg company. Pick out your fanciest outfit and join the party! We will also be organising... Read more

Golden Egg Academy North

The Golden Egg Academy, which runs workshops, courses and mentoring schemes for children’s & YA writers, is spreading its wings north, with its first regional branch starting up in Manchester in 2018. The Golden Egg Academy North will be headed up by freelance children’s editor Tilda Johnson – formerly Senior Commissioning Editor for Hot Key Books and Piccadilly Press... Read more

The Golden Egg Autumn Social

Join us on Saturday 21st October for the Golden Egg Autumn Social. This year we will be joined by the one and only Frances Hardinge! Frances won the 2016 Costa Prize for her novel, The Lie Tree. She will be hosting a talk and reading from her new book, A Skinful of Shadows. To book your ticket follow the link below.... Read more

The Bath Summer Social

Join us for the Bath Summer Social on Sunday 25th June. This year we’re joined by Karen Ball, Publishing Consultant at Speckled Hen, and Barry Cunningham, Publisher and MD at The Chicken House. Not to mention our very own Sarah Levison, Tessa Strickland and Imogen Cooper! To book your ticket follow the link at the bottom of this page.... Read more

Enchant Your Audience

Learn how to present your work with confidence Join award-winning writer, actor, and experienced presenter, Andrew Weale, and Voice and Communication Coach, Kate Montague for our Enchant Your Audience: Presenting Your Work with Confidence workshop on 22nd October. They will introduce you to a range of techniques to develop confidence, a good speaking and reading voice and help you convey your... Read more

Getting to Grips with Story Structure by Sally Ashworth

  As a brand new Egg – with only five chapters and a rather vague plan to my name – I thought I might find myself out of my depth on Sarah Mussi’s Story Structure workshop. I needn’t have worried. Sarah put us at ease instantly with her unstinting energy and enthusiasm, varying the pace brilliantly to take account... Read more

Q&A with Children’s Author and Publisher Tessa Strickland

Interview by Victoria Bennion We are very lucky to have the talented Tessa Strickland, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of award-winning independent children’s publisher, Barefoot Books, taking our Picture Book workshops this year.   Tessa co-founded Barefoot Books in 1992, opened a US office in 1998 and has published internationally since that time. Writing as Stella Blackstone, she has written over... Read more

Storytelling and Self-Awareness by Alex Campbell

How well do you know yourself . . . as a writer? Know yourself, before you can know others, or so variations of the old adage go. But I’ve always been curious how far that’s also true of writing: do you need to know yourself as the storyteller – before you can truly know your story? To understand the... Read more

Big Honk 2016!

  Excitement mounts! There are lots of interesting published eggs, published authors and agents attending this year, so do try and chat with at least a few of them. They are all lovely people and will happily talk to you about their writing journey or the work they do. If you are too nervous to introduce yourself, get your... Read more