As part of our partnership with Penguin Random House, staff from Penguin delivered a fantastic workshop focused on publishing and careers to our year 12 English Literature students.
The workshop was fun and interactive, and aimed to inspire and inform young people about careers in publishing by bringing to life the different roles available within the industry including editorial, sales, marketing and publicity.
Our students discovered all about the different roles available in publishing, by working together to put themselves in the shoes of a Marketer, Editor, Designer and Salesperson. They also heard about the individual career journeys of all of the volunteers at the session and the various entry-level roles available to them.
The workshop was based around The Upper World by Femi Fadugba – a game-changing young adult thriller that defies space and time and soon to be a major Netflix movie starring Oscar-nominated Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out, Black Panther).
Every student was given their own copy of the book to take home and the winning team received posters and pin badges too.
As Penguin Random House is the UK’s number one book publisher, home to some of the nation’s best loved authors including Philip Pullman, Malorie Blackman, Michelle Obama and Harper Lee, we were delighted to be able to welcome them to our fantastic Longbridge Road library.