Author Archive | Jeff Norton

China Children’s Book Fair (Nov. 18, 2016)

I’ll be speaking at the annual China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair this year.         For details, check out their website: http://www.ccbookfair.com/en/Home/ And the conference program is now live at: http://www.ccbookfair.com/RXCH/RXCH_ChildrensBookFair/2016/documents/event/1108现场指南会议EN.pdf?v=636144259934573040  

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Just Keep Swimming

We don’t like to talk about failure. It’s icky, depressing, and we fear it’s contagious. But unless we acknowledge failure as a necessary condition for moving anything forward, we do ourselves a great disservice, and we risk believing in the myth of “overnight success.” Creative people – writers, musicians, actors, artists, poets – know this […]

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C21 Content London (Nov 29 – Dec 1, 2016)

This year, the biggest TV event in London returns. I’ll be co-hosting the the Kids stream again this year, and participating in the Drama Summit. C21 Content London has fast become the number one destination for content creators & broadcasters. Watch this space for more news, but in the meantime be sure to register at: http://www.c21media.net/conferences/content-london-2016/

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mipcom 2016 (Sat Oct. 15, 2016)

I had the honour of speaking this year at the annual mipJr market in Cannes as part of mipcom. For the uninitiated, mipcom is the global market for tv shows…it’s how your favourite television show gets to your screen. It was great to see so many friendly faces there! Mipcom Seminar Saturday 15 October 2016 – […]

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Triskele Lit Fest (Sept 17th, 2016)

I’ll be appearing at London’s newest literary festival. The Triskele Lit Fest will be in Islington on Saturday, 17th of September. It’s a full line up of award-winning authors across the genres…and it’s free. The website is: http://triskelelitfest.blogspot.co.uk  I’ll be speaking at 1 pm on the sci-fi panel, and hope to see you there!

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It’s the Story, Stupid

This week I attended my very first Edinburgh Television Festival.  The EITF is an annual conference of the great and the good of the British (and increasingly global) TV sector, and since Awesome is playing in primetime drama, thought it was worth showing up (inspired by Woody Allen: “80% of life is showing up”) and I’m […]

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Ahead by a Century

I’ve just returned from nearly a month in Canada, and was lucky enough to catch iconic (but largely unknown outside of Canada) band The Tragically Hip twice in their farewell tour. Last night, the band gave their final concert before a smallish venue in their hometown of Kingston, Ontario (my college town, where I first […]

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London Screenwriters’ Festival (Sept. 4, 2016)

I returned to the London Screenwriters’ Festival this year to expand on last year’s World Building lecture. This year, I led a workshop on writing a series bible.   I took participants through defining and outlining their show. It was my goal to help writers not only get their show sold, but also produced.  I was incredibly […]

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#UKMGchat

This evening I’ll be participating in the weekly twitter discussion, under hash-tag #UKMGchat.  It’s organised by the awesome Miriam & Lorraine for the benefit of all book-loving twitter folks around the world. I usually miss out because the 8 pm (British time) start time coincides with putting my kids to bed, and I have to […]

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Remain

I usually keep this blog for riffing on creativity, storytelling, and all things literary. But unless you’ve been under a rock these past weeks, you know there’s a very important referendum tomorrow. The people of the UK are being asked to cast a vote to support staying in the European Union (EU) or leaving the […]

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