Literary Mixers: Laurie Steed and Susan Midalia


On the evening of 10 July we joined Laurie Steed and Susan Midalia as they explored their journeys, and survival techniques, to publication. In this recording, Susan shares an excerpt from her book, The Art of Persuasion followed by Laurie, who shares an excerpt from You Belong Here. The conversation is then ignited in a flurry of chats about writing with passion, dealing with failure, and facing ever-increasing expectations.

For August's installment of Literary Mixers, we are joined by Alicia Tuckerman and Holden Sheppard as they discuss writing for YA audiences and drawing on experiences of prejudice and discrimination in their novels. Tickets available here.

Click the play button below to listen to Laurie and Susan in conversation.