Wolves & Apples 2021

Our programme of courses, workshops, talks and events for writers of fiction for children and young adults is back. Check this page for updated information on what is on offer through the year.


Wolves & Apples Online Conference.

The online Wolves & Apples conference is now on sale, with talks and advice for aspiring children’s writers from guests such as Bali RaI, Melvin Burgess and Elle McNicoll.

MIchael Rosen will be offering a talk on November 2nd giving aspiring children’s poets and authors a chance to benefit from his huge experience, and pick his brain for answers to their burning questions.

You can book each talk individually and we’ve kept the session prices low to make it accessible for everyone. There is also a festival pass which gives you a place at every talk.

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Our latest guest speaker is Lisa Cron!

We have added another special guest to the Wolves & Apples lineup. Lisa Cron is based in the USA. She is a story coach and the author of Wired for Story: The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers From the Very First Sentence. Her talk will explore what reader’s brains want from a story and how to use that information to engage them and keep them reading.

Wolves & Apples timetable page with details of talks and guest speakers.

Book Wolves & Apples Tickets on Eventbrite here.



Previous Events



In September Jenny Alexander’s fantastic course started its second run, aimed at anyone starting to write a children’s novel. It is now sold out and runs until October.


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Map and Compass

Plotting compelling fiction for children and young people.
Tutor: Jenny Alexander
September-October 2021

Course outline and details.


As well as the first version of Jenny’s course, at the end of May this year we had a talk for anyone interested in submitting their writing to a literary agent:

The Role of An Agent and How to Hook One.

A talk from literary agent Felicity Trew of the Caroline Sheldon Agency.
May 25th 2021.

Talk Details