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Online Creative Writing workshops

Photo: A smiling boy writes at the kitchen table.

A chance for children to enjoy creative writing with a published author

We’re inviting deaf children to join our free, online creative writing workshop. This will be hosted by Sarah Driver, author of The Huntress Trilogy and Once We Were Witches.

Sarah will guide us through a series of fun activities to get our imaginations warmed up and ready to write. Children will learn about the craft of storytelling and use writing exercises to come up with ideas.

Who these workshops are for

These sessions are recommended for deaf young people aged from 8 to 14 years old.

When and where

Saturday 26 June from 10.30am to 12 noon, on Zoom. Waiting list only. Apply and we will contact you if a place becomes available.

Saturday 31 July from 10.30am to 12 noon, on Zoom. Available for booking.

Apply now

As a parent or carer, you must apply for a place on your child’s behalf.

More information - what your child needs to take part

Your child will need access to a computer, smartphone or tablet, and an internet connection. Once we’ve confirmed their place, we’ll email you full joining instructions.

What will happen on the day

  • 10:30am: Welcome. Your child will meet the hosts and everyone else taking part.
  • 10:45am: It’s time for the children to warm up their imaginations and start writing! Sarah will lead the way with some fun activities. There will also be time for questions.
  • 12 noon: Time to log off.

Communication support

We will have spoken English, live captions and British Sign Language interpreters at these workshops. If you have any questions or additional requirements, please email us at [email protected].

Meet the hosts

Sarah will guide the session. Amy and Arran from the National Deaf Children’s Society will be on hand to answer questions.

Sarah Driver, Author

Sarah was born on the Sussex coast and started writing as a small child. She graduated from the Bath Spa MA in Writing for Young People in 2015, after winning the 2014 United Agents prize for ‘most promising writer’. She is also a qualified nurse and midwife.

Her debut novel, The Huntress: Sea, was selected for Waterstone’s children’s book of the month in March 2017. Her other novels are The Huntress: Sky, The Huntress: Storm, and Once We Were Witches.

Amy New, Young Enablement Officer

Amy has been working with young people for over ten years. You might have seen her before at one of our creative writing or illustration events. She can’t wait to join you at the exciting new events we have coming up!

Arran Masterman, Enablement Officer

Arran is a profoundly deaf BSL user who also has a cochlear implant. He has been at the National Deaf Children’s Society for over four years, and has volunteered at many of our events.

Arran feels passionate about ensuring deaf young people can have a bright future, and is delighted to be working with them and their families in his new role. Previously he worked in our Finance team.