Sara Grant Talk on Revision

We are delighted to let people know about the following event, which is open to all to attend.

‘The Revision Game’  

A talk by Sara Grant

(Author, YA novel, Dark Parties, and Senior Commissioning Editor, Working Partners)

Thursday, 16th February

Duchesne 001, 5:30-7:00 pm

(please note, this room number has changed as of Feb. 16th)


You’ve finished a first draft of your novel. It’s got a beginning, a middle and an end. But your first draft is only the first step on your road to publication.

Revision can be an arduous and unending process. Reading and re-reading your manuscript is not enough. How do you get beyond line-editing and really roll up your sleeves and make a good story great?

Sara Grant, author of Dark Parties (Orion) and senior commissioning editor at Working Partners, has developed a series of tips and tricks to help writers review and re-build their manuscripts. She will share how to bring a fresh eye to your story and find and correct what’s not working.

You are welcome to just show up. You can find maps and directions here.


About Laura Atkins

I am a children's book author and editor who has worked in the children's book field for over twenty years. My published books include picture book SLED DOG DACHSHUND (illustrated by An Phan), and the middle grade biography FRED KOREMATSU SPEAKS UP (co-written with Stan Yogi, illustrated by Yutaka Houlette). This is the first in the Fighting for Justice series - the next book about Biddy Mason to be co-written with Arisa White will come out in February 2019. I spent seven years in editorial departments in the United States where I helped to produce winners of the Coretta Scott King Award and American Library Association Notable Book selections, among others. I continued to work as a freelance editor and as a Senior Lecturer at the National Centre for Research in Children's Literature (NCRCL) at Roehampton University in London. Now based in Berkeley, California, I work with clients all over the world. I have an MA in Children's Literature from Roehampton University, and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. My website is

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