Creative Writing Course for Children (7-12)

TUTOR: Rebecca D’Arcy has a PhD in English literature. She has been a Creative Writing Instructor with the Centre for Talented Youth Ireland, Dublin City University since 2017. Her poetry has appeared in The Blue Nib literary magazine and she is currently writing two books, one for children and the other a work of historical fiction.

Price: €130

DURATION: 6 weeks

START DATE: September 29th, 2021 – 2 places remaining

TIMING: 5.00pm on Wednesdays  – 1 hour session. Start/End Date: September 29th, 2021-November 3rd, 2021

We are currently experiencing a high demand for our creative writing course for children. We therefore recommend that you book early to avoid disappointment.

Places are strictly limited to 8 participants.

A course for children aged 7-12.

It is divided up into six modules (six weeks). These are live group classes through Zoom/Skype/Microsoft Teams. We review the student’s work during each session, providing verbal feedback and guidance.

You don’t have to be based in Ireland to take this course. We accept students from around the world.

When you have processed the payment, please email us at info@creativewriting.ie with your child’s name and age.

Tutors email the Zoom invite before the course start date. If you don’t see the invite, please check your spam/junk folder.

COURSE OUTLINE

Week One

Our first class introduces the concept of creating an original character and the use of dialogue. We will design our own comic book character or superhero to put what we learn into practice.

Week Two

Week two introduces plot. We look at some well-known stories and ask ourselves what happens and why it is interesting. Students are given the raw materials for a basic plot and must make up their own tale.

Week Three

This week we discover styles of narration and different points-of-view. For a writing exercise, students will write three pieces of text from different points of view.

Week Four

For our fourth class we discuss the concept of setting. Students will write a short scene of a play using some writing prompts for inspiration.

Week Five

Our class this week explores shorter forms of writing. We look at short story and flash fiction techniques. For the writing exercise this week, students will write a short story or piece of flash fiction using only one character.

Week Six

Our final class introduces forms of non-fiction writing, focusing particularly on blogging. For their last writing assignment, students will create their own blog based on one of their favourite hobbies.

If you have any further queries, you can email us at info@creativewriting.ie

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