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Is the Muse with you?

Have you got a hidden writer-in-the-making at home? Would you like to encourage their creativity? Well, we have the solution. During this week we are running a selection of creative writing sessions for children. As of Saturday, there will be a ‘Creative Writing Club’ every week, running from 16.00-17.30. There is no need to be tied to coming every week, but you are more than welcome to do so. The cost is just ¬£5 and will include a drink and biscuit to keep the brain working.

Our first session this afternoon and was a roaring success, producing some pretty gruesome stories about vampire hamsters and such.

The premise behind the club is simple; I want to encourage children to write. It’s not a literacy lesson. The children are free to write whatever they want, in the style of their choosing. We share our ideas, critique each others writing (no pressure though, only if you want to hear it) and even ‘magpie’ some fabulous vocabulary.

I use a range of techniques, including role play and these amazing little storytelling cubes (which we will be stocking very soon),

The grand plan is to publish some of the children’s writing right here on the blog. You never know, we may discover the next Dahl or Rosen!


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