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Creative Writing

This fun workshop by multi -award winning Young Adult writer, Paula Rawsthorne, will help you develop skills to write convincing, compelling characters. You’ll be conducting interviews with each other that will leave out the boring stuff and instead uncover unique personalities, wishes, dreams and fears. Then you’ll use this information to write a letter to apply to be their Super Personal Assistant where you’ll convince them that you can arrange the best day of their lives!

Her dark stories for adults have been published in anthologies of contemporary literature. Her first Young Adult novel, The Truth about Celia Frost, was a winner of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Undiscovered Voices. Published by Usborne, it was shortlisted foreleven literary awards and won the Leeds, Sefton and Nottingham Book Awards. Her second novel, Blood Tracks, won the Rib Valley Book Award. Paula’s short stories for teenagers have been commissioned by Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature and published in an anthology of award-winning Young Adult authors. Paula’s third YA novel, Shell, published by Scholastic in 2018, won the North East Teen Book Award, The Derbyshire Schools’ Book Award and The Hampshire Book Award. Her latest Black Mirror-esque YA novel, The New Boy, was published this year.

Paula is invited to do author visits in secondary schools throughout the UK and is a writer in residence for the literacy charity, ‘First Story’. She lives in Nottingham with her husband and three children who are all much taller than her. 

Paula’s Creative Writing Workshops at Curious for age 11+

You can find Paula on her website or on Twitter

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