Bath Spa University and the Society of Young Publishers South West are hosting the virtual Publishing for Everyone conference on Saturday (15th May) featuring agent Natalie Jerome’s insights on building a career outside London.
Now in its second year, the event is billed as a “a game-changing conference", run and produced by students and professionals to help promote innovative and diverse publishing. It will feature panel discussions and break-out sessions with guest speakers from all areas of the industry and a keynote from Aevitas agent Jerome.
Organisers said: “We are excited to announce that our keynote speaker will be Jerome, who will be opening the conference with her reflections on working across trade publishing and into the literary agency world, as well as building on her highly successful career from outside of London, in Wales.”
Jerome added: “I’m delighted and honoured to be invited to join the Publishing for Everyone conference at Bath Spa University this year as its keynote speaker. The title of the conference speaks for itself and is aligned with everything I so passionately believe in. We have much work to do still to create the future business and indeed the world we all want to see—one that is inclusive, welcoming and fair for everyone’s talents to flourish.”
Panels include "Creativity in Practice" about finding inspiration, "Owning Your Voice" for neurodivergent authors and publishers which features assistant editor at BBC Science Focus and disability champion Amy Barrett as well as sessions on regional and progressive publishing among others.
Tickets are free for students and Society of Young Publishers members, otherwise panel sessions cost £3 and a full-day ticket costs £10 while voluntary donations are being accepted in support of The Book Trade Charity’s diversity and inclusion initiatives. Visit Eventbrite to book tickets.