Calling Young Writers

Following the success of the workshop I ran for young people at Sheffield Central Library in August, I’ve been asked to run another.

So I’ll be at Ecclesall Library, working with six young people (ages 8 – 11) for three consecutive afternoons: 28th, 29th, and the 30th October, during half term, where we’ll be generating good ideas and making them into brilliant stories, turning what we’ve written into an actual book at the end, with a presentation and reading event to follow a little later.

And it’ll all be free.

These events are brilliant fun and, from the feedback I’ve had from both parents and the young authors over the years, really worthwhile and useful. Places are strictly limited so if you’re interested please book quickly. You can email the library at:


If you’d be good enough to spread the good word I’d be very grateful.


And here are a few pics to give you an idea of the kind of thing you can expect…

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And for slightly older writers… Here’s Writing Yorkshire’s Vicky Morris and Rotherham Young Writer Joe on BBC Radio Sheffield (1ht 8mins in). We’re recruiting for the groups at Rotherham, Sheffield, and Doncaster after a summer break.

I know I’ve mentioned it before but I’ve been lucky enough to work with a couple of the groups and I honestly couldn’t recommend them highly enough – brilliant teaching, top and friendly atmosphere and, most importantly, great and talented young writers. And this year I’ll be working with them again and I can’t wait.

More details here.

And that’s about it for now but there’ll be plenty more very soon, believe me. But, right now, it’s late and I’ve people to email and those dishes don’t clean themselves…




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