The Inspired Writing Workshop

With award-winning novelist Andrew Thorn

(Enhanced CRB / DBS checked)

Pupils produce their own paperback book!

What you can get:

  • I’ll come to your school for the whole day
  • You can have writing and literacy workshops tailored to suit your schedule, your pupils and your topics
  • I’ll work in class with the kids, one class at a time
  • Pupils learn to structure a story working as a group
  • They then learn to give each other constructive criticism, and move beyond their original ideas
  • Your pupils will end up with brand new written work, or a selection of ideas they can develop later – it’s your choice
  • Plus they get to create their own real paperback book and host a book launch
  • And, of course, you can order books for parents and sell them at a mark-up, running the project as a ‘Dragons’ Den’ style entrepreneurship scheme!

Two book options:

  • Option 1 – I write up their group work into an original story, or
  • Option 2 – An anthology of the pupils’ own stories and illustrations

Regular Format: Two 1hr 45 minute sessions with one class each, tailored to suit your needs.

Cost:

£340 per day

About me:

  • I trained at drama college in London, where I got a BA degree in Community Theatre Arts, specializing in working with school children to develop stories for performance
  • Since 1991 I’ve worked (and still do) as co-director of Timezones Curriculum Support Ltd, running workshops in schools and writing educational performances, funded by the business community
  • My first published novel, Killjoy, won Kinglake Publishing’s ‘Book of the Year 2010′ (Thriller category), and reached the top 50 in the Amazon UK thriller chart
  • My second novel, the young adult fantasy Gravelight, got rave reviews on the Arts Council-funded website ‘YouWriteOn’. Thousands of books from all over the world were reviewed and ranked by authors, and in May 2011 the results came in: Gravelight was awarded the number two spot on their ‘Children’s Book of the Year 2010 chart’
  • My writing is now represented by top London literary agent Eve White, who specializes in children’s writing

Feedback from Teachers:

‘Great cross curricular writing.’ – Kirsty Evans, Blakeney Primary School

‘Fantastic idea to generate story ideas and facilitate on-task conversations. Children were really engaged throughout and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.’ – Elizabeth Sheperd, Pillowell Primary School

Feedback from Kids:

‘It was hilarious.’ ‘ I enjoyed working in a group.’ ‘I loved it!!!’

Workshop spaces available now:

Email me: writing@andrewthorn.net

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