My Journey – Writing for Children with Priscilla Mante
To celebrate five years of REWRITE, we are bringing together Black women and women of colour writers and poets from around the globe for a series of specially curated talks.
From authors of children’s books to non-fiction writers, each guest will walk us through their routes from draft to publication, and answer questions such as: How are they motivated to write? What challenges (if any) did they face on the path to publication? How to pursue a writing career whilst having a full-time job and/or a family? And more!
Our mission at REWRITE is to support writers at all stages of their development, we hope that through sharing their own experiences, you’ll be inspired to (re)ignite your creative spark as you embark on your own writing journey. The ‘My Journey Through’ series will take place via Zoom, and is open to Black women and women of colour writers and readers around the globe.
About the Writer
Priscilla Mante is a London based author from Glasgow who writes stories for both adults and children about brave girls and women who challenge the status quo. She is the author of the Dream Team, a children’s book series about girls football, friendship and following your dreams. Her debut Jaz Santos vs the World (Puffin) was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Children’s Sports Books Award 2022, and was the Rocketship bookshop of the Year 2021. The second title in the series Charligh Green vs the Spotlight was published in May 2022. The third title in the series, Naomie Mensa vs the Future is out in September 2023.
Thursday 20th April via ZOOM
6pm – 7:30pm UK time (please check your timezones)
Details will be sent 48 hours before the talk