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Creative Writing
Aug
24
5:00 PM17:00

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

http://www.paularawsthorne.wordpress.com or on Twitter

http://twitter.com/paularawsthorne.

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Scoop Magazine
Aug
24
4:00 PM16:00

Scoop Magazine

A storytelling magazine for children aged 7+. Boasting some of the biggest names in children’s literature amongst its contributors including Chris Riddell, Neil Gaiman, Catherine Johnson, SF Said, Jacqueline Wilson, John Agard, Michael Morpurgo and Ben Fogle. Full of stories, poetry, comic strips and quizzes there's something for every young reader within it's pages. 

Join the Scoop team as we explore everything that goes into the creation of a magazine whilst making your very own. As you fill your magazine with poetry, quizzes, comic strips and more you’ll learn all about the different ways stories on your chosen theme can be told. Whether you want to spread the word about climate change, creatures of the deep or maybe even your favourite football team, a magazine making workshop with Scoop is the perfect way to do so!

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Scoop Magazine
Aug
24
2:00 PM14:00

Scoop Magazine

A storytelling magazine for children aged 7+. Boasting some of the biggest names in children’s literature amongst its contributors including Chris Riddell, Neil Gaiman, Catherine Johnson, SF Said, Jacqueline Wilson, John Agard, Michael Morpurgo and Ben Fogle. Full of stories, poetry, comic strips and quizzes there's something for every young reader within it's pages. 

Join the Scoop team as we explore everything that goes into the creation of a magazine whilst making your very own. As you fill your magazine with poetry, quizzes, comic strips and more you’ll learn all about the different ways stories on your chosen theme can be told. Whether you want to spread the word about climate change, creatures of the deep or maybe even your favourite football team, a magazine making workshop with Scoop is the perfect way to do so!

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Murray Lachlan Young Children Comedy Show
Aug
24
12:00 PM12:00

Murray Lachlan Young Children Comedy Show

From the moment Murray Lachlan Young bounds onto the stage, hair wrapped in a towel, dressing gown flapping, you know you’re in for a good time. Best of all, he knows exactly what your average 6–10-year old is interested in – toilets, poo and death being three key subjects discussed during the show.

A raucous, silly, scary, funny, poignant and enlightening hour of merriment and mayhem, packed with dark tales and nonsense. A mixture of poetry, stand-up comedy, storytelling, a touch of panto – expect a hilarious and positive route to showing children that poetry can be fun, thought-provoking and even quite cool!

"One of the greatest children's entertainer's I have ever seen. Five stars.” THE SCOTSMAN

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Scoop Magazine
Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

Scoop Magazine

A storytelling magazine for children aged 7+. Boasting some of the biggest names in children’s literature amongst its contributors including Chris Riddell, Neil Gaiman, Catherine Johnson, SF Said, Jacqueline Wilson, John Agard, Michael Morpurgo and Ben Fogle. Full of stories, poetry, comic strips and quizzes there's something for every young reader within it's pages. 

Join the Scoop team as we explore everything that goes into the creation of a magazine whilst making your very own. As you fill your magazine with poetry, quizzes, comic strips and more you’ll learn all about the different ways stories on your chosen theme can be told. Whether you want to spread the word about climate change, creatures of the deep or maybe even your favourite football team, a magazine making workshop with Scoop is the perfect way to do so!

 

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