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Proud Moment

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Ok… so this requires a DRUM ROLL… as you all know we are proud of what all the children write at The Story Room and we all work hard on building their confidence and ability as writers. Jessica has been coming to The Story Room since she was little. She has always been an absolute pleasure to write with and it has been a privilege to watch her grow as a writer.  Two years ago she came second in The Readers Digest 100 words competition with The Puppy’s Music story which she wrote at The Story Room – as usual she did not see the absolute wonder of what she had written! This year we ran a poetry session where the children were encouraged to enter their poems into competitions. Jessica Warren (rather effortlessly, we have to say!!) wrote two poems… submitted them to The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2018 and DRUM ROLL…. out of thousands (lots of thousands!!) of entries she was selected as one of 85 commended Poets for this year’s Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award. https://poetrysociety.org.uk/…/foyle-young-poets-of-the-yea…. We are so so proud of Jessica. She deserves the recognition for her work and we hope that this is the beginning of a writing career for her… if only she knew how good she was!!! We hope she does now. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer girl. She’s a regular teen (a cool, lovely one!)who loves writing…. So it is great that she has been commended for her work. WELL DONE JESSICA, it is a privilege to be with you on your writing journey!

Saturday 15th September

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This Saturday we are celebrating Roald Dahl’s birthday at the Story Room with a Roald Dahl creative writing workshop   – so if you have a 7-10 year old that would like some writing fun, come to our Muswell Hill Writing Club on Saturday 15th September at 2pm. Booking in advance is advised.

Location:  South Friern Library, Colney Hatch Lane, Muswell Hill, London N10

Time: 2pm to 4pm

To book – CLICK on the link below. Thank you!

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Creative Writing Finchley N2

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CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS – SUMMER 2018 

Come to Miriam’s Mondays at East Finchley Library for some creative writing fun!

Monday 23rd July 2018

10am to 12pm 
The ‘Hairy Toe’ Spooky Poetry Workshop
We’ll learn all about how to create ATMOSPHERE in our writing – specifically, a spooky atmosphere. In this workshop we will write poems that will have you on the edge of your seats.

Monday 30th July 2018

10am to 12pm 

The Small and Beautiful Haiku (Japan)
As well as being quick and easy to write, haiku help us focus on the world around us at a micro level. The limited number of syllables per line will help us pay more attention to our choice of words. We’ll take inspiration from nature and from our own lives to create tiny poems with enormous power.

Monday 6th  August  2018

10am to 12pm 

Animals in Stories:
What If Your Dog Could Talk?

Animals have strong and varied personalities. In this workshop  we’ll choose animals that are full of personality and ‘translate’ each of their traits into human qualities to create funny new character. Then we’ll set our characters free into our stories and see where they take us.

Monday 13th August  2018

10am to 12pm 

 Mysterious Maps
Maps have a fascinating history and can be works of art in themselves. As well as appearing in finished books, they’re a great way of starting stories; by building a rich world with its own rules, sights and sounds, possibilities emerge. We’ll look at a variety of real and fictional maps, create our own maps and imaginary worlds.

Fee: £27.50 for each session.
Address: 226 High Rd, London N2 9BB

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR SUMMER SCHEDULE – CLICK HERE

TO BOOK  PLEASE CLICK HERE

To contact us email: helena@storyroom.co.uk

Caroline Green – Author Workshop

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Saturday 28th April
CAROLINE GREEN WORKSHOP

We have the pleasure of welcoming Caroline (Cass) Green to run a workshop with our writers on Saturday 28th April . Her books for young adults have won many awards  and her latest novel for adults, ‘In a Cottage in a Wood’,  is a Sunday Times top ten bestseller.  Caroline has years of experience teaching teens. Caroline also runs workshops for adult writers and is involved in mentoring schemes. We are very excited that she has agreed to come to The Story Room to run an exciting fantasy workshop and pass on some of her wisdom to our teen writers. She has a gentle manner and tonnes of enthusiasm that will inspire novice and experienced teen writers.

For more information about Caroline please visit http://www.wordsaway.info/caroline-green/

Praise for‘Cracks’By Caroline Green

‘If you devoured The Hunger Games, (this) will hit the spot.
Green’s fast-paced thriller is a standalone novel, and you’re on
her hero’s side all the way…entertaining, funny and thoughtfu
l.’
Amanda Craig, The Times

‘Caroline Green’s thriller is taut and suspense-packed 
right up to the last page.’
Financial Times

‘Beautifully crafted, fast-paced thriller in which nothing is as it seems. 
More like this please.’
The Independent

Time of Workshop:3.30pm to 5.00pm
Location:Friends House, 59 Church Hill, London N21 1LE

Fee: £25.00 .- please book in advance to avoid disappointment .

If you have any Caroline Green books at home bring them along for Caroline to sign.

Thank You Tatum Flynn!

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Dear Tatum Flynn,

Thank you so much for the inspiring workshop on graphic novels last night. We all enjoyed your company and your wisdom! We have many talented writers in our group, so it is always great to see them learning something new and discovering new ways and styles of writing. Your inspiration will remain with them for a long time. The drawings you did for them, of  the characters they created, will be treasured. Thank you for your patience and kindness.

Thank you to Allan Burroughs for organising and planning the workshop with Tatum!

Please visit us again!