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Join us at our LWC LIVE MONTHLY ONLINE EVENT. The live Zoom events are a friendly chat with a leading literary agent and Jacq Burns.

MARCH 19  at 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Milly Reilly, Colwill & Peddle

Milly joined Colwill & Peddle in 2023, prior to which she worked at Jo Unwin Literary Agency for over six years. As an agent, she loves working closely with authors to consider the different and generative ways of presenting a story, argument, or idea within their writing.
In non-fiction, her taste is broad. She is on the look-out for informed, illuminating writing that challenges readers to think and live critically and imaginatively. Topics that interest her include food, art, comedy, the natural world, human behaviour and psychology, illness and medicine, and the social and political. Milly represents writers of memoir and creative non-fiction, where she’s particularly excited by bold, perceptive writing that interrogates the means of telling a story. Some examples of non-fiction books that she admires include Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal, Lola Olufemi’s Feminism Interrupted, Rebecca Solnit’s Hope in the Dark, Oliver Burkeman’s 4000 Weeks, Preti Taneja’s Aftermath, Juno Mac and Molly Smith’s Revolting Prostitutes, and Amia Srinivasan’s The Right to Sex.
When it comes to fiction, she is drawn to brutally honest, character-driven stories that delve into inner lives and social dynamics. She likes a story that deals with darkness and complexity but is not without hope, and writing that is playful and poetic. Some of her favourite novelists include Zadie Smith, Elizabeth Strout, Sheila Heti, Arundhati Roy, and Helen Oyeyemi.
Milly lives in Norwich and is always interested to hear from authors based in East Anglia. She doesn’t represent children’s, YA, sci-fi, fantasy or crime.


MARCH 27  at 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Hayley Steed, Janklow & Nesbit UK

Hayley is a Literary Agent primarily representing writers of fiction. She previously worked for seven years at Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency, joining Janklow & Nesbit in September 2023. Before that she worked in book PR, after completing a degree in English. Her authors include The Sunday Times and The New York Times bestselling authors, and she has been named both a Trailblazer and a Rising Star by the UK book trade.

Her clients include Yomi Adegoke, Clare Pooley, Heather Marshall, Kehinde Fadipe, Sara Nisha Adams and Leah Hazard.


Members will automatically receive an invitation to reserve their seat for the Live with an Agent event. Please remember to register in advance following the info on the email link you are sent. Recording will be sent after event to all members and paid ticket holders. 


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2024 Events

19th March – LWC LIVE with Milly Reilly – Colwill & Peddle and Jacq Burns

27th March  – LWC LIVE with Hayley Steed – Janklow & Nesbit and Jacq Burns

24th April – LWC LIVE with Jack Fogg – DunnFogg and Jacq Burns

21st May – LWC LIVE with guest Agent and Jacq Burns