Literary Programme 2017

Children’s Workshop: Writing with Jane Mitchell *SOLD OUT*

Children’s Workshop: Writing with Jane Mitchell *SOLD OUT*
(Age: 10-13 years)

Bantry Library

Sat 15 July 2017



This is an interactive workshop for a mixed group of budding young writers from 10-13 years of age. Jane Mitchell will introduce you to the shape of story, and will generate ideas using a collaborative whole-group approach. Once a group story has been started, you will then continue your individual story during the workshop. The emphasis will be on fun, participation and learning creative writing skills. While you should be able to write independently, perfect spelling is not expected. Please bring pens or pencils, paper and lots of imagination!

Jane Mitchell has written several books for children and young people. Her first novel, When Stars Stop Spinning, was Bisto Book of the Year, and her more recent Chalkline, about a child soldier and his family, won not only a CBI Merit award but also the Children’s Choice award. She works in disability provision in Ireland and travels widely, including recently to the refugee camp in Calais. Her new novel A Dangerous Crossing is a story of bravery and solidarity, family and friendship, based on the experiences of real Syrian families.

Find out more about Jane on or follow her on twitter @JMitchellwriter

Jane will also be reading from A Dangerous Crossing at 3pm on Saturday 15 July