This year, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we have taken our 2020 Social Outreach Programme into the digital realm.

 

We asked our 2020 participating students to submit a series of questions for authors, publishers and editors. These questions were then taken and used to structure the following interviews.

We’d like to heartily thank all of the students and speakers who participated.

 

We hope you enjoy all of Capital Crime’s Social Outreach videos which aim to demystify the publishing industry and are freely available below.

 

Ali Land

Author

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Amer Anwar

Author

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Emad Akhtar

Editor & Publisher

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Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Author

To watch interview please click on this text.

James Swallow

Author

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Leye Adenle

Author

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Ruth Tross

Editor & Publisher

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Selina Walker

Editor & Publisher

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APPLICATIONS FOR 2021 ARE NOW OPEN. PLEASE CONTACT US TO BE CONSIDERED.

Capital Crime is proud to call London its home.  Author Adam Hamdy was educated at comprehensive schools across London.  He and Capital Crime co-founder David Headley are acutely aware that many talented London students may not realise that a career as an author or working in publishing is a realistic goal, and for that reason we created the Capital Crime Social Outreach Initiative.

We invite ten state-funded schools in and around the capital to select two sixth-form students with some interest and ability in creative writing.  We ask those 20 students and their teachers to attend a seminar evening in Central London, where they have the opportunity to hear from authors and publishing professionals and understand how they might be able to pursue careers in writing or publishing.

Those 20 students are also given complimentary day passes to attend Capital Crime 2021 with full access to all the panels and the opportunity to meet established authors and publishing professionals.

We hope it’s experience and exposure that will help broaden the mind and attract new and diverse voices to publishing. Participation is completely free.

If you represent a state-funded school in the Greater London area and would like to be considered for the programme, please email us at info@capitalcrime.org

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