New Mentoring Scheme for Local Writers

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ArtHouse Jersey is pleased to announce a new mentoring scheme for local writers.

At the end of November we will be hosting a number of high profile authors in residence at the Greve de Lecq Barracks for our inaugural Writers Week.

If you would like an opportunity to take part in our mentoring programme, please submit ten pages of your work, plus 100-200 words on how you feel you would benefit from being mentored by an established writer. You can be a writer in any discipline, and you must be available for mentoring one evening between 25th November – 4th December.

Please submit applications to sophie@arts.je by 4th November. Applicants must be aged 16 or over by the 25th November.

Writers will  include:

Candice Carty Williams

 Candice Carty-Williams’ debut novel Queenie has been hailed as the ‘black Bridget Jones,’ “Queenie is a highly entertaining, often very moving story about one young woman’s life as affected – in fact, almost destroyed – by her love life, with the politics of blackness permeating the pages. It is rare.”

Diane Evans, The Guardian.

“Carty-Williams’s brilliantly brutal honesty… recalls Fleabag‘s ability to combine humour and quiet devastation. Queenie’s misguided relationships can be rip-roaringly funny to read. They can also rip you in two.” The Telegraph

Andy Stanton

 Andy Stanton is a children’s author and illustrator, his Mr Gum series has sold 3.6 million copies in the UK alone and has been translated into 32 languages. It has won many prizes, including the inaugural Roald Dahl Funny Prize and two Blue Peter Book Awards. His work has recently been adapted into a musical,  Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear, which premiered at the National Theatre in 2019.

Andy Stanton has “a comic style all of his own, full of ludicrous similes, uproarious bathos, absurdity and grossness”.children’s laureate, Michael Rosen

Image credit: evewhite.co.uk/authors/andy-stanton/

 Cesca Major

 Cesca writes in two genres under different names. Cesca’s debut historical novel, The Silent Hours, was published to great acclaim and was described by Heat Magazine as  “A smart, flawless and unforgettable triumph.” Cesca also writes romantic comedy under the name Rosie Blake. The first Rosie Blake book, How To Get A (Love) Life, was originally published by Novelicious Books and was then picked up by Corvus, as part of a three book deal. Alongside her work as an author Cesca runs books camps and writing retreats.

Charlene JamesCharlene James

Charlene James is an award-winning playwright and TV writer, currently working on some of the most popular shows on UK TV. Charlene was awarded the Alfred Fagon Award, for best new play at the National Theatre for Cuttin’ It, a play focusing on Female Genital Mutilation – which then transferred in 2016 to the Royal Court and Young Vic respectively to considerable critical acclaim and was nominated for Best New Play at the UK Theatre Awards 2016.
She was then awarded the Charles Wintour award for Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2016. She was a Jerwood New Playwright 2016 and is currently under commission from RADA, Royal Court and Royal Exchange Manchester.

 

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