Have you ever wondered what’s the difference between a chapter book, middle grade, or YA book for children? Have you ever thought about story hooks, popular genres and tropes, and how books become bestsellers? This masterclass offers an inside look at what it means to be a children’s writer on a global stage through the lens of Charlie Castelletti, children’s writer and books editor at Macmillan.

This workshop requires participants to register in advance. 

Charlie Castelletti is a writer and children’s books editor. He holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature from King’s College, London, and an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge, where he focused on nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature, period adaptations and queer audiences. He is the author of The Manor House Governess under the pseudonym C.A. Castle, and he is also a picture book author for young children. Castelletti is a poetry anthologist with Macmillan, where he contrasts the old with the new – from zodiacs and queer life to modern dating – always with a view to capturing the zeitgeist. He spends his time between London and Cambridgeshire.