Write.Put one word after another. Find the right word, put it down. Neil Gaiman in Write edited by Claire Armistead. A writing club needs just a slim structure: some prompts; some reminders; maybe, some tempting resources. These might include a poem, a book, a folded blank book, a square of paper or a set of … Continue reading Shape of a session
Words sludge Westminster hugger mugger flop feverfew dumpy We love to begin a workshop with lists of words. The activity breaks into the white space of the page and then into the air and ears of the workshop. This is how it works: make a list of words, five or six, that simply come to mind. They may be words … Continue reading Words
…is really straightforward. The answer to most questions is: “It is up to you.” It will depend on your circumstances and your preferences. You can do it alone, but it is good to share the load with someone else. Above all, a writing club should be a free space, where children may find what they … Continue reading Setting up a Writing Club…
Well, this is why we did it... Two years ago, we started a writing club for ages 4 – 11 at our school. We wanted to give children a chance to express themselves, play with words and see themselves as writers. Our club has helped to grow a writing culture across the school where children’s … Continue reading Why Start a Writing Club?