From picture books to teen thrillers: learn the art of writing for children and young adults on our range of weekday, evening and weekend courses. Our tutors are all successful children's authors who can provide guidance and constructive feedback as you get to grips with the genre and begin to write your story. All our writing courses are taught by practicing writers.
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Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: EC EustonAlways wanted to write a children's book? This practical course will develop your ability to write for different age groups and genres of contemporary children's fiction.Full fee: £199.00Senior fee: £199.00Concession: £80.00
Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019 (and 6 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetWould you like to develop the skills to plan, write and edit picture book texts for young children? This course is designed for children's writers and for illustrators wishing to write their own stories. Explore ideas and learn techniques through teacher-led activity and group workshops.Full fee: £119.00Senior fee: £119.00Concession: £48.00
Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn the art of writing for Young Adults. Explore what makes a great YA book by analysing the work of successful current authors and produce your own writing inspired by them.Full fee: £169.00Senior fee: £169.00Concession: £68.00
Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetFor experienced children's writers, this ongoing workshop offers an opportunity to develop your work-in-progress with constructive feedback from tutor and classmates. You need to have completed a ‘Writing for children’ course before joining this class.Full fee: £219.00Senior fee: £219.00Concession: £88.00
Course Date: Sun 3 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDevelop your ideas for children's stories in a practical interactive session. Topics will include plot, characterisation and viewpoint, and how to approach the children's publishing industry today.Full fee: £59.00Senior fee: £59.00Concession: £24.00
Course Date: Sat 23 Mar 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetYoung adult fiction is booming. Find out more about this exciting genre and how it differs from other forms of writing for adults and children. Learn the essential techniques and, with support from your tutor, develop your own ideas for YA stories.Full fee: £99.00Senior fee: £99.00Concession: £40.00
Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: EC EustonContinue to explore writing for different age groups and genres of contemporary children's fiction on this practical and interactive course. This course focuses much more on the nuts and bolts of writing, focusing on issues such as theme, viewpoint and structure in the context of children's fiction. You will need to have completed a ‘Writing for children’ course before joining this class.Full fee: £189.00Senior fee: £189.00Concession: £76.00
Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetEditing your novel can be a tricky business! Get support on this lively course, learning techniques and skills to improve and edit your manuscript.Full fee: £159.00Senior fee: £159.00Concession: £64.00
Course Date: Sun 26 May 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetIn this interactive workshop you will be exploring a range of poetic styles for the different age groups. There will be plenty of practical activities, and a chance to perform a poem in a final ‘slam’.Full fee: £59.00Senior fee: £59.00Concession: £24.00
Course Date: Sun 7 Jul 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetCongratulations! You’ve published a children’s book and been invited into schools to speak to children. Find out how to structure a successful author visit, receive supportive feedback on your planned talk, and learn about the logistics and financial aspects of the trip.Full fee: £59.00Senior fee: £59.00Concession: £24.00
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