This month, we had a great class visit from Julia Kingsford, the independent agent who represents Almasi League supporter Nikesh Shukla, amongst other talents. She took the class through her beginnings, as a part of the sales and marketing team at Foyles, to starting her own agency, and her plans to form a larger agency specifically for writers of colour.
It was such a good session and Julia was so generous with her time, we ran for an hour and a half, and there were many questions from the class, which Julia answered in great depth.
Afterwards there was group critique for Luan and Nina, which went really well, with the group being as helpful and insightful as ever. I feel as though the writers are finding their feet, not just individually but as a group; there are plans for a closed Facebook group. The writers are beginning to work out who they are and what direction they want to go in; you can see them getting used to the idea that they have the time and space, even if for a limited period, to really concentrate on their work. I’m eager to see what they produce.