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Creative Writing with Sarah Driver

Photo: A smiling boy writes at the kitchen table.

Fun and creative story 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 this event is recommended for

Deaf young people aged 8 to 14.

When and where

  • Saturday 30 October
  • 10.30am to 12.00pm
  • on Zoom.

More information: what we’ll get up to

10.30am Welcome. We meet our hosts and everyone else taking part.

10.45am Let’s warm up our imaginations and start writing! Sarah will guide us through some fun activities and you’ll have the chance to ask questions.

12 noon Time to log off.

Meet your hosts

Sarah will guide the session. Amy and Siobhan from our Enablement team will be on hand to answer your 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!

Siobhan Kewley, Enablement Manager

Siobhan has been working with young people for over 10 years and has been at the National Deaf Children’s Society for 5 years. Siobhan manages online events for deaf young people aged 8-14 and their families. She is passionate about ensuring events are safe, inclusive, empowering, informative and fun!

Communication support

Closed captioning and BSL interpretation will be available. If you have any further questions, please email [email protected].