Ever thought about self-publishing or setting up your own creative business? Meet writers and artists who have done it for themselves.
Join self-published writers and creative entrepreneurs for an evening of talks and discussion. If you’re thinking about self-publishing your book or setting up your own creative business, this is the event for you.
Speakers include Ola Awonubi, Daniella Blechner and Michael R. Miller and Nigel Twumasi.
The London Writers Network
This event is part of our London Writers Network series, and designed to give attendees (both members and non members) access to the resources and knowledge they need to develop their writing craft and career. London Writers Network members receive a 10% discount on Spread the Word’s paid programme of activities, and access to two free specially programmed London Writers Network events a year. You can find out more about the London Writers Network scheme here. If you are a London Writers Network member please login to book your complimentary ticket.
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Ola Awonubi studied for an MA in Creative writing and Imaginative Practice at the University of East London and in 2008 her short story ‘The Pink House’, won first prize in the National Words of Colour competition. This was followed by another story – ‘The Go-Slow Journey’, winning the first prize in the Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2009. Some of her short stories feature on blogs and journals and anthologies such as African writing.com, Story Time, The Ake Review, TheSiren.co.uk, The Woven Tale Press and more recently Brittle Paper.
She is currently working on a collection of short stories based on the African experience in the Diaspora, and her novel – Love’s Persuasion was published by Ankara Press – the Romance imprint of Cassava Press, Abuja. Nigeria. Her second book for the imprint – I Love You Unconditionally was published recently. Her third book – an anthology of short stories – Naija Love Stories was published by Conscious Dreams Publishing in October 2018.
She is also one of the contributing writers at Panorama – a new British literary journal with a focus on travel literature, art and photography.
Daniella Blechner is Founder of Conscious Dreams Publishing, Bestselling Author and Book Journey Mentor who is passionate about inspiring and empowering authors to transform their stories, messages and powerful journeys into books of impact and influence.
Daniella assists authors through the publishing process and helps them to create, publish and market professional books of value and significance. Over the last eighteen months, Conscious Dreams Publishing has published over 40 books, 11 of which have become bestsellers Daniella has also mentored over 80 authors and has been shortlisted for the National Diversity Entrepreneur of Excellence Award. She is passionate about empowering authors through this process and is always looking for authors with powerful messages and stories to share with the world; ones that educate, inspire and empower. She runs a workshop for aspiring female authors called The Power of Your Story to assist them in gaining clarity and vision for their book as well as get clear on the self-publishing and writing process.She is passionate about providing a platform for women to have their voices heard and stories shared in a space of empowerment. Her conscious dream is to ensure that our unseen images and unheard voices are portrayed positively on a global scale and that those stories are told by those who experience them.
Michael R. Miller
Michael R. Miller was born in 1992 and grew up in the grey, wet and wild west coast of Scotland.
He began writing his debut book, The Reborn King, when he was 10. Old paper copies of terrible opening chapters may still be found in a drawer back home. Thankfully those early drafts never saw the light of day. In 2015 he renewed his writings efforts and released The Reborn King in November of that year.
Since then he has sold over 70,000 books, hit numerous Amazon bestselling charts, including the top 100 of ALL books on Amazon.com. A scene from his first book has been incorporated into the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts Exam Anthology for Performance starting in 2019.
Michael has also worked at Bloomsbury Publishing in their Digital Marketing Department and co-founded the digital publisher Portal Books. He’s also spoken on BBC Radio Scotland on Self-Publishing.
Nigel Twumasi is the co-founder of mayamada, a creative manga brand featured in NEO Magazine, Mashable, Bleeding Cool and the BBC among others. They have exhibited at comic conventions across the UK(Thought Bubble, MCM Comic Con), Europe (Japan Expo, Malta Comic Con), and the United States (Anime Expo).
mayamada is a creative manga brand set within a television network world full of amazing anthropomorphic characters and stories. They design cool streetwear clothing featuring their characters, and host their own industry recognised social gaming event GamePad, promoting inclusion through video games.
Nigel also delivers creative comic story workshops. Through fun and engaging use of storytelling, they unlock the creative potential in young people and help manga lovers get closer to the storytelling process.