Creative Writing Workshops

Bookings are now open to all schools for November 2023- June 2024

Our creative writing workshops are for everybody, from the loudest voices in the class to the quietest. Our simple yet revolutionary model encourages participation from even the most reluctant writers, as well as incorporating the ideas and enthusiasm from the most voracious readers.

Here's some things you should know before you book your workshop!

All workshops are freeEach workshop can accommodate up to 31 students

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due to high demand, we limit bookings to three classes per school or all classes from an entire year group. (for example, we would accept bookings for four or more classes from a Year 8 year group)

 

Zoom workshops take place on Tuesday mornings and afternoons.

In-person workshops take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays, mornings or afternoons, in our Connswater Shopping Centre writing space.

Every contribution is celebrated, whimsy is welcome and there’s no such thing as a bad idea!
Every child leaves a published writer with their first title under their belt.

We believe that everyone is creative, everyone has important things to share and that stories are best told in the unique voice of the writer. The young people already have everything they need to write a good story, but a healthy dose of magic dust can help the process along. The magic dust is our volunteers, who provide focused attention, encouragement and support to help every participant to have a fun and rewarding experience of story-making.

How do I book a workshop?
Choose a date and time that suits your schedule and book via our Calendly calendar:

What do I need to participate in a Zoom workshop?
A computer or laptop with a microphone, speakers and camera.
An internet connection and ability to open Zoom.
A classroom screen.
Pencils and paper.
A group of young people with any level of enthusiasm for writing stories, from zero to 100%!

If you have any questions, please contact us by emailing outreach@fightingwords.co.uk

What kind of workshops are available?
There are two models to choose from, all available either online or in-person:

  • Creative-writing workshop: your students will explore the essential elements of a story, creating original characters, setting and realistic dialogue as the basis for an original piece of writing.
  • Time-travel workshop: using the theme of time travel, your students will use their imaginations, personal histories and historical facts to creatively connect with life 100 years ago and 100 years from now. This workshop is suited best to Years 8, 9 and 10.