Creative Writing Workshops – Summer 2018
Storymakers is a creative writing club for kids.
UPDATE: THE CREATIVE WRITING SUMMER WORKSHOPS HAVE NOW FINISHED. FOR DETAILS OF WEEKLY GROUPS FROM SEPTEMBER, PLEASE GO TO THE STORYMKAKERS WEBSITE: http://www/storymakersclub.com
In addition to weekly groups, we offer holiday workshops and we have an exciting week packed full of creative writing fun for your little ones this summer.
The Storymakers Creative Writing Bootcamp will run every day from the 13th to 17th August in Sevenoaks, for children in KS2.
Each three-hour workshop will run from 10.30 a.m to 1.30 p.m and costs £25 per child (snack and drink included).
Do you need all day child care?
I’ve teamed up with Oakbury Tennis School, who are offering afternoon tennis sessions from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Walthamstow Hall Junior School throughout the summer. This is right next door to the Storymakers studio, therefore, if you require a full day of child care, I am able to deliver your children into the safe hands of the tennis coach for an afternoon of sport following a morning of creativity. Please see the Oakbury website to book these sessions and look for Week 5.
What’s on offer at Storymakers?
We have a variety of workshops to choose from:
Where do story ideas come from?
In this workshop, we look at how to find story ideas from the everyday. This is a practical workshop, aimed at exercising the senses, so they can hone in to what is around us. It’s also a great way to improve those descriptive writing skills.
What do you do with those story ideas once you find them? In this workshop, we look at story structure, to understand how to turn our own ideas into a story. We also look at the key elements we need to bring the story to life, such as character and setting.
Comic Strip Writing
Can you lay out your ideas, storyboard style and add just the right amount of text to make an interesting story? Some practical skills required, but your artistic talents need not extend beyond stick men. Comic strip writing is all about the dialogue and not forgetting the all-important use of onomatopoeia – Kapow! Boom!
We’ll be working with an extract of text from my latest book and turning it into a script and in so doing, learning how the two differ, how to create scenes, action and show emotion, as well as how to use dialogue in your writing.
Learn how to become a secret agent and solve your very own mysteries. We’ll be creating clues, finding suspects and motives and putting them together to form the ultimate mystery stories.
You can book each workshop individually via the website. HOWEVER, YOU CAN BUY ALL FIVE SESSIONS AT THE SPECIAL PRICE OF £100!