This two-hour workshop will give you a great grounding in the basics of writing for children. The session will cover everything from choosing your readership and concept to developing plot and characterisation, with time for questions.
Date and time: Tuesday 17th May, 7.00 – 9.00pm
Venue: Grays Library, Orsett Road, Grays, RM17 5DX
Tickets: Free, booking essential
Box Office: Book tickets online via the eventbrite ticket page
To register, you must be over 18, reside in the UK and from an underrepresented group*.
Participants will also get the chance to join a writing group after the workshop, offering further support and an all-important writing community.
Workshop host Patrice Lawrence is an award-winning writer of fiction both for adults and children. Her books for young adults have won many prizes including the YA Prize, the Waterstones Prize for Older Children’s Fiction, the Crimefest YA Prize twice, the Woman and Home Teen Drama Award and the inaugural Jhalak Prize for Children and Young People.
The Elemental Detectives, the first in a middle grade fantasy series set in Georgian London, is published by Scholastic in September 2022. She is the Writer Ambassador for First Story, a young people’s creative writing charity, and the patron of All Stories. She was awarded an MBE for literature in June 2021.
This workshop is being offered in six different library locations in Essex. Online workshops are also available. They are organised by All Stories in partnership with Essex and Thurrock Libraries and Essex Book Festival. You can find details of the other workshops here.
All Stories offers free development opportunities to talented writers from underrepresented backgrounds. The 2022-2023 programme includes writing workshops and writing groups, plus ten mentorships for writers of middle grade and young adult fiction.
*Those who identify as a person of colour, LGBTQ+, disabled, neurodiverse, working class or socio-economically disadvantaged.