Attended National Association for Literature Development (NALD) networking event on Internationalism, Entrepreneurship and Excellence.
Morning session was on coaching skills (really relevant actually), followed by a stimulating afternoon of discussion about possibilities for international collaboration, with contributions from writers, literature development professionals and a live intervention from Stacy Makishi featuring ping pong balls and a chocolate cake!
But what exactly is ‘literature development’? I didn’t really know till this afternoon – but it encompasses what a lot of playwrights do in addition to their playwriting – that is to develop other writers through teaching, tutoring and leading writing groups etc. An organisation well worth checking out if your other job involves developing other writers. Their website; www.nald.org