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
Tate Library, 63 Streatham High Rd, London SW16 1PN
21 Effra Parade, Brixton, London SW2 1PX
West Norwood library
16 Knight's Hill, West Norwood, London SE27 0HY
Top of The Avenue, Muswell Hill, London, N10 2QE
Hove Library, 182-186 Church Rd, Hove, Brighton BN3 2EG