Wokingham Library Saturday October 19th 2pm to 3.30pm
Run Wild – Animal Writing for Teens with Igniting Writing
Writing from the perspective of animals is a common across children’s fiction, from classics like ‘The Wind in the Willows’ and ‘Peter Rabbit’ to more modern examples ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ and ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. But what is it about animals that makes them so engaging to readers? And how do you write animals in a way that makes them feel like distinctive characters, seeing the world from a different perspective than humans? Join Igniting Writing, Wokingham Library’s creative writing group for teens, to explore how to write about animal characters in a way that explores their personalities and brings them to life on the page!
A one and a half hour creative writing workshop, with group discussions, fun writing activities and the chance to read aloud to get some helpful writing critique.
Age range 11 to 18 years old
Igniting Writing is Wokingham Library’s creative writing club for 11-18 year-olds to develop their storytelling and writing skills in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Writing can be seen as a solitary activity, so Igniting Writing offers a great opportunity for teens to come together and write as a group, share their imaginative story ideas with others and build friendships with other young aspiring writers. Sessions are held every Saturday at Wokingham Library and each session covers a different writing topic, from creating characters and settings to exploring genres like sci-fi, fantasy and beyond. Roughly once a month Igniting Writing also hosts ‘guest speaker’ sessions, where local authors, poets, journalists and other people experienced in the world of writing come and share their knowledge and advice – it’s a chance to get the inside scoop from the pros! Igniting Writing has been running since 2014 and is led by Wokingham Library volunteer Alex Baker.