The Women in Publishing Symposium is a one-day event featuring women sharing their experiences and understanding of working in publishing, including the roles, challenges, and opportunities it offers. Speakers will include authors, editors, and publishing executives working in magazine and book publishing, digital and print, in Wales and in England.


10:00 Welcome
10:15 “Indie Publishing Beyond the Kindle Boom”. Lyle Skains, Wonderbox Publishing
11:15 Introduction to the Books Council for Wales. Helgard Krause, CEO
11:30 Coffee break
11:45 Small Press Publishing: Caroline Oakley, Honno Welsh Women’s Press
12:15 Challenges for Women in Pulishing

Helgard Krause

Helena Earnshaw, Honno Press

Heather O’Connell

Lyle Skains

1:15 Lunch
2:00 The Production of Publishing Heather O’Connell, Bluebird Consulting
2:45 Opportunities for Women in Publishing: Young Publishing Entrepreneurs

Grug Muse, Y Stamp

Sadia Pineda, Lumin

Durre Shahwar, Where I’m Coming From

3:30 Q&A with all speakers
4:00 End