Literary Mentorships and Friendships

by Sarah Glazer

Our panel of three discussed how women writers influence, mentor, support and encourage one another.

The panel included Jill Dawson, Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney. Jill Dawson, bestselling novelist most recently of The Crime Writer, is the founder of Gold Dust, a writer-to-writer mentoring scheme.

Emma Sweeney is a Gold Dust novelist and co-author with Emily Midorikawa of the recent recently published A Secret Sisterhood, about the literary friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot and Virginia Woolf.

Together they run the website Something Rhymed, which profiles friendships of well-known female authors.