Workshops

Summer Workshops 

TERRIFY YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY: WRITE YOUR OWN GHOST STORY 

1st, 2nd & 3rd August (10 am to 1 pm) Streatham Library and West Norwood library 

Ghost stories are fun to write! We show you how to build up a spooky atmosphere; use the setting to send shivers down your readers’ spines, and connect the ghost to the victim with an interesting backstory. Ghost stories are all about spinning out the suspense and giving an unexpected twist to the ending. 

Suitable for ages 9+

WRITE YOUR FIRST STORIES WITH US 

1st, 2nd & 3rd August (10 am to 1 pm) Effraspace, Brixton 

25th, 26th & 27th July (10 am to 1 pm) West Norwood Library 

This course will help your children to understand how to develop characters, plot a story with a beginning, middle and end and use description in their writing to bring characters and setting alive. We will show them that writing can be fun and they can bring their ideas to life on the page. 

Suitable for age 7+

HONE YOUR CREATIVE WRITING SKILLS WITH US 

25th, 26th & 27th July (10 am to 1 pm) Effraspace, Brixton 

Do you find planning a challenge? Do you have bundles of ideas but struggle to transfer this to the page? Perhaps you are already a skilful writer but would relish a more creative approach to make your writing stand out. This course will give you an opportunity to share your work with other writers and find encouragement to send your stories to competitions. 

Suitable for age 13+

CRIME WRITING COURSE 

20TH & 21ST AUGUST (10 am to 1pm,) HOVE LIBRARY 

Our crime-writing course sets up a crime, which the group will have to solve themselves. There are three suspects, each with a motive. Using examples from Sherlock Holmes, Edgar Allan Poe and others, we show the group how the experts built up suspense, created memorable detective characters, planted red herrings and clues through their prose, and left the big reveal to the end. The group will come out of the course with their own crime story, which we will help them write over two days. 

Suitable for ages 9 + 

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.

Streatham Library

Tate Library, 63 Streatham High Rd, London SW16 1PN

CUFOS

Top of The Avenue, Muswell Hill, London, N10 2QE

Hove Library

Hove Library, 182-186 Church Rd, Hove, Brighton BN3 2EG

Use our earlybird18 discount to get 5% off the price of the course if you book before July 14th 2018