YVONNE BATTLE-FELTON

Why I Write: Diary of a Writer

 

ABOUT

Yvonne Battle-Felton, author of Remembered, is an American writer living in the UK. Her writing has been published in literary journals and anthologies. Remembered, was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction (2019) and shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize (2020). She was commended for children’s writing in the Faber Andlyn BAME (FAB) Prize (2017) and has three titles in Penguin Random House’s Ladybird Tales of Superheroes and three in the forthcoming Ladybird Tales of Crowns and Thrones. Yvonne has a PhD in Creative Writing from Lancaster University and is Lecturer in Creative Writing and Creative Industries at Sheffield Hallam University. 

Yvonne aims to live a literary life full of creating, supporting, and organizing events, connecting authors and readers, and reading interesting books. Interested in hosting and chairing events, interviewing authors, reading widely, delivering workshops, and collaborating on interesting projects.

 

Upcoming Events

  • Flying Tales Creative Writing Workshops for under-represented 18-25 year olds
    28 May, 13:00 – 15:00 BST
    Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Sponsored by Creative Future, Impart Project, this creative writing workshop is for writers under-represented in the arts, publishing, and literature. Lead by Susan Downer and co-lead by Yvonne Battle-Felton.
 

WORK WITH ME

Everything You Need

WRITING

I am always open to commissions and possible collaborations. Contact me to write fiction and nonfiction for children or for adults: theme-region inspired fiction, historical fiction, short stories, creative nonfiction, personal essays, writing/lifestyle essays, and scripts (audio, screenplay, games*)

EVENTS

I create and host literary events and aim for participants to feel welcomed and connected. A warm, engaging host, contact me to host book launches, chair panels and talks, do readings, devise podcasts, organize festivals, and host monthly open mic nights and literary salons and events on and offline.

WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

Contact me to devise and facilitate creative writing workshops on writing historical fiction, writing for children, writing and representation, writing personal essays, creating events, and more.

POSSIBILITIES 

Contact me about speaking engagements, keynotes, residencies, guest appearances, podcasts and more.

 
 

WRITING YOUR FUTURE

Revising your past, Moving Forward

 
 

REMEMBERED

February 4, 2020

Publication day! Remembered, Yvonne Battle-Felton's stunning debut, is available in hardback, ebook, and audio. Order your copy today.

It's 1910 and Philadelphia is burning. Spring's son has been beaten by police for a crime he may or may not have committed. In order to lead her dying son home, Spring, with the help of her dead sister, must relive a painful past in order to bring her dying son home. It's a story about motherhood, mothering, family, community, identity, and the trauma of slavery.

Remembered US Cover
 

BOOKS AND STORIES 

YVONNE BATTLE-FELTON

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Blackstone Publishing 2020

Dialogue Books, 2020