Children's Writing Courses in London
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: Wed 1 May 2019
Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail AcademyDevelop your children's story with support from classmates and tutor. This course follows on from 'Writing for children'. New students with a keen interest in the subject are welcome.Full fee: £159.00Senior fee: £159.00Concession: £64.00
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: Thu 2 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
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. Please note this is a small group size, which will allow more time for feedback on your writing, and explains the slightly higher cost.Full fee: £209.00Senior fee: £209.00Concession: £84.00
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: Wed 29 May 2019 (and 2 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: Sun 9 Jun 2019
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 22 Jun 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetYou’re a writer with some experience and a great idea for a children’s novel, but plotting is the thing that lets you down. Spend two days in this interactive workshop, learning about structure and developing your idea into a compelling plot.Full fee: £99.00Senior fee: £99.00Concession: £40.00
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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