YA workshop


Alexandra Sheppard is a children’s author from London, UK. Her debut YA novel ‘Oh My Gods’ was published by Scholastic and featured in Buzzfeed, Refinery29 and The Guardian’s Summer Reading List. It was also shortlisted for the Bristol Teen Book Award 2019. Her short story was featured in the 2020 Knights Of anthology ‘Happy Here’ and her debut middle-grade novel is coming soon.
She has led creative writing workshops for Write Mentor, Writers & Artists, Ruckus Retreat and dozens of secondary schools around the UK. 

Workshop date

Saturday 5th Feb 10am-12noon

Course location

This is an online course with live teaching via zoom




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Strengthen Your Voice: YA workshop..


Saturday 5th Feb

10am-12noon online

In this two-hour workshop you will learn how to develop and identify your voice as a writer of teen fiction.

Using best in class examples from contemporary YA novels, you’ll discover how to create a voice that feels authentic to teen readers and sets your work apart from the crowd.

Whether you’re at the ideas stage or your novel is near-completion, this workshop will give you the essentials to help get your novel on the shelves in Waterstones!

Here’s some praise for Alex’s writing:

Buzzfeed’s 31 YA Books by Black Authors You Can’t Miss This Year

Guardian’s 100 best holiday books for 2019

Refinery 29’s Best YA Books Written By Black Women That You Haven’t Read Yet

Find out more about Alexandra here: alexandrasheppard.com

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What Students Say…

“Not everyone can captivate 180 Year 7s on a Friday afternoon but Alex did. 180 students were engaged and encouraged by her to come up with original ideas to creative writing. I would wholeheartedly recommend her for an author visit and will welcome her back again soon”. Librarian, Hornsey School for Girls”