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Rotary Young Writers Masterclass (Age 7 - 14) - Ali Sparkes, Children's aut...
Sat 12 November 2016, 13:30 – 16:15 GMT
In collaboration with the Rotary Young Writers competition sponsored by the Rotary Club of Maidenhead Thames :
SHARPEN YOUR STORIES!
Rotary Young Writers Masterclass - in cooperation with RBWM Libraries
Children’s author ALI SPARKES
This masterclass is aimed at young writers aged 7 to 14 who could be our authors, screenwriters or playwrights of the future. Are you already making up stories for fun? Better read on then…
Blue Peter Award winning children’s author Ali Sparkes will take you through some fast paced fun and games designed to help you develop your writing skills. You will…
- Fabulously dress a naked paragraph
- Brilliantly fill in some gaps in a story
- Competitively create the best blurb EVER
…then go away with a shedload of brand new ideas and a truckload of inspiration.
The theme of this year's Young Writer's competition is "Reflection"
Each child will be given an entry form to complete and send in along with their submission to the national competition.
** Age 7 children will need to be accompanied by a parent for the duration of the workshop.
Ali Sparkes is the bestselling author of The Shapeshifter Series, the SWITCH series, Frozen In Time (Blue Peter Award winner 2010), Car-Jacked and dozens more adventure novels for children and young adults, most published with Oxford University Press. With a background in newspaper and BBC broadcast journalism, Ali has also written comedy for Radio 4 and run her own magazine. These days she divides her time between writing stories and performing at festivals and school all over the UK.