February Half Term & Easter courses



Ghost Story Writing Course
Suitable for ages 9 to 11

Are you sitting in the dark with a candle flickering by your side? Is the wind outside battering your windows? Then we'll begin...
Ghost stories feed the imagination as at least one of the characters does not have to conform to human restrictions; they can move through objects; terrifying people; and time travel. On this course we will show the group how to set up a great ghost story, linking the supernatural to our world, ghost to hero and provide a satisfying (could it be a twist?) ending. Fun and educational at the same time!

Venues: Upper Norwood Library Hub and Manor House library

Dates:  19th to 21st February 2020
Times: 10 am to 1pm
Price: £150


Write Your Own Myth 7+

Suitable for ages 7+

On this course we look at Norse mythology and get the children to create three realms and their own magical creatures, who are protecting something. We take them through the steps to write their own myths.  The group will be drawing, discussing, thinking and writing together. Our tutors, writers themselves, encourage and cajole our young students to delve into their imaginations and come up with their own stories.
Venues: Manor House Library and The Old Library, west Norwood.
Dates: 15th to 17th April 2020
Times: 10am to 1pm
Price: £150


Creative Writing for Exams 10+
Suitable for ages 10+
Writing a story in 30 minutes is required for the 11+ and most independent school exams. On this course we will show the group how to approach planning and executing a story in this time frame; while remembering to include the literary techniques the examiners will be looking for. We will look at how to write on from a piece of text and imitate the tone, historical setting and language in the example. We'll read some short stories and discuss why they are effective.
Venues: Manor House library and The Old library, west Norwood
Dates: 15th to 17th April 2020
Times: 10am to 1pm
Price: £150

Courses and Venues

We run courses at West Norwood LibraryEffraspace in Brixton, the Neighbourhood Church in Beckenham (Cromwell Road), Manor House library, Streatham LibraryCUFOS in North London and in Hove Library in Brighton.

Upper Norwood Library Hub

Westow Hill, Upper Norwood, London SE19 1TJ