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Inclusivity underpins all that we do, so we’re excited to announce a brand new collaboration with the Walcot Foundation to ensure that local children from all walks of life have access to brilliantly bookish experiences. 

 

We have partnered with local social inclusion charity, The Baytree Centre, to run fortnightly Write Club sessions after-school with their fantastic community.

 

We’ve also launched a half terms and holiday ‘Write Club’ at Station Hall for Lambeth kids, providing FREE creative writing and book-creation workshops for children aged 8-11. The programme gives children the chance to unleash their creativity, have fun exploring how to make children’s books, and meet some of the nation’s best loved children’s authors and illustrators.

 

‘Every time I came here, I was really excited. I think it really changed me into another person’,

Charlotte, age 9

 

This programme is funded by The Walcot Foundation and open exclusively to Lambeth residents, aged 8-11, who are eligible for free school meals or other income-related household benefits.

We’d love to hear from you! Please register your interest here by completing our easy online form, or send us an email - steppingintostories@gmail.com.

 

Future Write Club dates are:​

Our Easter course is now FULL. If you would like to be kept in touch about future courses then please complete our enquiry form via pink button below.

NEXT WRITE CLUB

  • May Half Term: 29 & 30 May 2024 - APPLICATIONS OPEN

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Wednesday 29th May

Matthew Wainwright

Travel back in time with author Matthew Wainwright to a busy street in Victorian London. Learn how to create vivid descriptions using all your senses, and become part of the action with a Victorian street scene activity!

Matthew Wainwright is an author of historical fiction for readers aged 10+. 'Through Water and Fire' is his second book, following on from 'Out of the Smoke'.

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Wednesday 29th May

Sarah Mussi

Have you got a great story idea you’d like to explore? Are you wondering how to get it told?  Sarah Mussi will provide you with the toolkit, the roadmap and the knowhow to fuel your story from its first stirrings to its thrilling climax. Bring your energy, your courage and your imagination, together we will brave the perils of character, setting, genre and plot as we navigate our narrative!

WARNING - It’s going to be a wild ride!

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Thursday 30th May

Mariesa Dulak

Join Mariesa Dulak award-winning author of There’s a Tiger on the Train for a Story Telling workshop. Pupils will look at how to create compelling characters, discuss what makes the reader care and do some storyboarding using a simple three act structure. By the end of the session pupils will have created their own picture book style comic strip.

Bio 

Mariesa Dulak writes picture books and young fiction about identity and family life. She was born in Yorkshire of dual heritage (English/Barbadian). A self-confessed book nerd, after a degree in English literature, an MA in Children's Literature and a career in publishing, Mariesa started writing. In 2020 she won the FAB Prize for her debut picture book text There’s a Tiger on the Train and secured a three-book deal with Faber.

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Thursday 30th May

Christian Darkin

Anyone can draw dinosaurs.  Ever wanted to draw a T.rex or a stegosaurus?  In this workshop we’ll start by learning to draw a few different kinds of dinosaur.  Don’t worry, you don’t need any experience and anyone can do it.  After that we’ll move on to creating our own dinosaur characters and working together to improvise an adventure for them to go on together.

Christian Darkin is the author of over a dozen books for young adults and children.His books are action packed and often funny. Many have science at the heart of their stories. Christian is a regular visitor to schools as a speaker, and, in his other job, he creates animation and visual effects for TV and film (working on productions recently nominated for innovation and children's TV production awards). 

With thanks to our supporters

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