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Write Now! summer writing course

Photo: A boy sits at a table and writes in his notebook.

A week-long, online course for deaf young people to try out different writing styles

Does your child dream of writing a novel or creating the script for a hit film? Do they like expressing themselves through poetry, or want to have their own blog? If so, our online writing course could be just what they’re looking for this summer.

Write Now! is a fun space for deaf young people to get to know each other while trying out new writing styles. Throughout the week, we’ll have sessions on:

After the course, each young person will get to write a piece in a style of their choosing for our brand new mini-magazine (‘zine’), to be published alongside our Families Magazine!

Who this course is recommended for

Deaf young people aged 8 to 14.

When and where

  • Monday 9 August to Friday 13 August
  • 11.00am to 12.30pm each day
  • on Zoom.

Apply now

As part of the application for this course, your child will need to write a short answer telling us why they would like to take part. It may be helpful to have this prepared before you start the application.

More information: what your child will need 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 each day

  • 11.00am: Log on to Zoom. Your child will meet their hosts and everyone else taking part.
  • 11.15am: Warm up with a fun game.
  • 11.30am: Each day a different writer will guide the group through some fun activities to help grow their writing skills.
  • 12:30am: Session ends.

Communication support

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

Meet the hosts

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

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.

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