Children's writing

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.

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  1. Writing for children: a taster

    Writing for children: a taster

    Course Date: Sun 19 Nov 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop 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: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  2. Writing for children

    Writing for children

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Always 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: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £132.00

  3. Writing for children: workshop

    Writing for children: workshop

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jan 2018 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    For 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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  4. Reading for children's writers (middle years)

    Reading for children's writers (middle years)

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the art of writing for eight to twelve year olds. Explore what makes a great children's book, analysing works by successful authors, and producing your own writing inspired by them. (There will be no class on 15 Feb.).
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £48.00

  5. Children's authors: get ready for school visits and public appearances

    Children's authors: get ready for school visits and public appearances

    Course Date: Sun 4 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Congratulations! 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: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  6. Picture book writing

    Picture book writing

    Course Date: Sat 10 Mar 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to write a picture book text for young children? This course is designed for children's writers and for illustrators wishing to write their own stories. Develop both your ideas and your technique.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £40.00

  7. Introduction to writing for young adults

    Introduction to writing for young adults

    Course Date: Sat 24 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Young 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: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £44.00

  8. Writing for children (continuation)

    Writing for children (continuation)

    Course Date: Wed 18 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Develop 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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  9. Reading for children's writers (young adult)

    Reading for children's writers (young adult)

    Course Date: Thu 19 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the art of writing for young adults. Explore what makes a great book for this age range, analyse works by successful authors, and produce your own writing inspired by them. (There will be no class on 31 May.).
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £60.00

  10. Writing for children: the picture book

    Writing for children: the picture book

    Course Date: Sun 29 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to write a picture book text for young children? This course is designed for children's writers and for illustrators wishing to write their own stories. Develop both your ideas and your technique.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

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