The Curious Writer – Digital Creative Writing workshops

The Curious Writer is a series of Digital Creative Writing workshops for schools and Home Educating families and groups specifically for KS2 and KS3. 

View the trailer below.

The Curious Writer encourages imaginative and confident storytelling through a series of guided exercises and activities delivered by video, to combine and complement classroom learning.

This first set of workshops, The Curious Writer – Story Starters, is focussed on creating the elements of a good story and is led by novelist Wyl Menmuir. For full details including the Learning Objectives & Outcomes for both Key Stages, please click here to download our information sheet.

Key facts about Story Starters

  • There are 5 x KS2 films and 7 x KS3 films. Films are between 5 and 10 minutes long and lead to longer creative writing tasks.
  • The workshops can be used in a physical or virtual class room setting and can be for large groups or individuals.
  • The workshops are flexible so can be stopped / started as required to suit the needs of the setting.
  • The workshops are accessed via Vimeo.
  • Students only require a pen and paper.
  • A mysterious package is sent to you prior to using the films to promote curiosity and discussion.
  • A comprehensive set of teachers’ notes is included.

 What does it cost?

£125 one off purchase for a school, unlimited access
£45 for individuals or small groups for 6 weeks’ access

Special offer thanks to the Crowdfunder that made this possible, schools & groups in Cornwall can purchase the workshop for only £45 until the end of July 2022. This allows unlimited access with no time restraints.

All students really loved the workshops and worked really well through the videos presented. They loved the different techniques for approaching writing and the opportunity to be really creative and imaginative. The videos were well put together and it built up nicely to help the students create a character. Treviglas Academy.

The beauty of the workshops were that they catered for and engaged all abilities and even reluctant writers. Mullion Primary School. 

COMING UP SOON: The next workshop is a standalone session by writer and storyteller Anna Maria Murphy (Kneehigh Theatre, Radio 4) and focusses on descriptive language. It will be launched early 2022 so watching this space for more details

The Curious Writer – Story Starters has been made possible by joint funding from our Crowdfunder campaign matched by Cornwall Council.

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