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Free children's creative writing project is launched

Free children's creative writing project is launched

by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

A FREE creative writing project will be held for children aged seven to 11 years old across the Liverpool City Region.

Literary arts organisation Read Now Write Now has been awarded funding from Arts Council England to run the workshops, themed on climate change, which will consist of a number of live online writing workshops, recorded workshops, as well as learning resources which will be available for schools to use.

During sessions, children will hear about real life climate change concerns and write a short story of their own which will be then shared via social media, displayed in local libraries, presented on YouTube and at a special event at Liverpool Central Library (covid dependent) to coincide with the 26th UN Climate Change Conference in November.

The Liverpool City Region includes Sefton. Working with Read Now Write Now is climate change charity, Hope for the Future, and six library services, including Sefton.

Charlie Lea from Read Now Write Now said: “Climate Change is and will be the major issue affecting our world, children and young people are, quite rightly, concerned about the future. The aim of this project is to help them write powerful stories which can reach out to everyone and highlight and persuade others what they must do to save our planet so that we can all become true climate champions ourselves.”

All live courses will take place online via Zoom and there will be a maximum of 20 free places on each course with registration on a first come, first served basis. The live courses will be all start between September 29 and October 2. There will also be a live course via Zoom during half term from Monday, October 25 to Thursday October 28 from 10am to 11.30am. All interested people need to do is choose one of the above courses and then email charles@readnowwritenow.org.uk to book on and register.

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