“You can make anything by writing”– C.S. Lewis

Children’s  writing workshops take place in a fun, creative and encouraging environment. Using interactive activities and a range of writing prompts, young writers are encouraged to write their own stories, poems, cartoons, video games, songs and scripts.

Pauline's enthusiasm for reading, storytelling and writing motivates children to love reading, writing and storytelling as much as she does.  gentle guidance empowers young writers to find inspiration for writing in their everyday lives, recognise the stages of writing and the importance of drafting and revision. Participants are given the freedom to work on current writing projects or to start from scratch and create new works-in-progress.

 

Workshops promote autonomy and encourage participants to express themselves freely and to transcend traditional structures and genres. Participants decide whether or not they wish to share their writing with Pauline and their peers. By inspiring and enabling children to engage in the written and spoken word, Pauline's workshops contribute to ensuring Ireland maintains its reputation as one of the greatest literary nations in the world.

Workshop Content

  • Freewriting

  • Planning, drafting & revision

  • Developing works-in-progress

  • Poetry writing

  • Scriptwriting

  • Cartoons

  • Short story

  • Characterisation

  • Heroes and villains

  • How to create a compelling plot

  • Describing setting

  • Writing for video games

  • Appealing to the senses

  • Showing not telling

  • How to include dialogue

  • Author’s chair 

Taster Workshops

One-off taster workshops run for 2-3 hours. They provide children, teens and parents with a flavour of what to expect on weekly workshops, summer, Easter and Halloween camps.

Weekly Workshops

Weekly Workshops 

2-hours duration for 4-6 weeks 

Easter, Summer & Halloween Camps

Easter, summer and Halloween Camps take place for 3 consecutive mornings or afternoons.

Duration: 3 hours per morning or afternoon

School Visits

Pauline tailors primary and post-primary school workshops to suit the particular requirements of the school.

Writing Workshops offered in Primary and Post-primary Schools:

Tel: 0860521346

Email: paulinemc12@gmail.com

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