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Spark Young Writer’s Summer School

  • When? 22 July 2019 - 26 July 2019 , 09:30 - 15:30
  • Where? University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, UK

Are you – or do you know – a young person (school years 7 – 12, aged 12 – 17) who loves writing or wants to be a writer?

We’re running our Spark Young Writers’ Summer School again this July, especially for writers like you.

Come and join us on Monday 22nd – Friday 26th July for five days of writing, performing, playing with words, meeting other young (and not-so-young) writers and learn to be the writer you want to be. The Spark Summer School is run by poet Liz Berry and poet and writer Paul McDonald.

We’ll dabble in lots of different types of writing, from poetry to radio plays to flash fiction to wordplay, and we’ll finish the week with a special performance for your friends and family.

A limited number of young writers taking part in the Summer School have the chance to complete a Bronze Arts Award, a nationally-recognised qualification that builds creative and leadership skills. Young writers will learn more about their craft through researching professional writers, going to arts events and sharing skills they learn across the week with others. More information about Bronze Arts Award can be found here.

Those taking this option will be asked to attend for an extra hour each day (from 9.30 – 10.30am); the additional charges are built into the ticket price which cover assessment costs and resources. There will also be some preparatory work needed in order to ensure the content is covered by the end of the course.

There are a very limited number of bursary places available. Please contact Emma Boniwell to find out more.