Young Writers Masterclass with Journalist Leo Devine

Date: 14th October 2023, Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Location:

Saturday 14 October 10-1pm
The Writers’ Block, The Ladder, 2-5 Clinton Rd, Redruth, TR15 2QE
Tickets: £5/£8

A writing masterclass for 11-18 year olds with journalist and former head of BBC South West, Leo Devine.

What happens?
Each session is full of discussion, short, fun exercises to get the creativity flowing and longer time to really get into your writing.

Who’s it for?
Any young writer aged 11-16 years.  All you need is curiosity, a willingness to have a go and a notebook and pen.

In a digital world teeming with conspiracy theories and propaganda masquerading as news, there’s never been a greater need for fair, accurate and impartial journalism. Within this same world, social media has become a chaotic and toxic place where opposing opinions are quickly discarded in favour of ideas and conclusions users already agree with. This is called confirmation bias. Against this backdrop, Leo will explain the value of public service journalism and demonstrate, by example, the true meaning of impartial and balanced reporting.

Leo spent 35 years at the BBC as a journalist, programme-maker and senior manager. He was most recently Head of BBC South West, and was also Head of Editorial Standards for BBC News.


£5 for regular Young Writer attendees & ex-mentees

£8 for new Young Writers

Event Details

Date: 14th October 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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