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Wokingham Library Teen Writing Group - Igniting Writing

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COVID-19 Update

Write with an Author sessions are currently held virtually on the second Saturday of each month, 10:30am to 12noon.   To sign up email libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

  • February 12 Write with an Author Lisa Williamson
  • March 12 Write with an Author Patrice Lawrence on Food writing
  • May 14 Write with an Author Lauren James on STEM 
  • June 11 Write with an Author Dean Atta on writing in verse
  • July 9 Write with an Author TBC

In person sessions have restarted and will meet every Saturday accept the 2nd Saturday of the month and school holidays.

  • Year 6-8   Session 1  9.45am to 11.15am
  • Year 9 -13   Session 2    11.45am to 1.15pm

All sessions need to be booked in advance via the library website,

Due to COVID restrictions within the library we now need to have the following procedure in place:

We have been asked to encourage the young person to do a Lateral Flow Test before they attend a session.  If you are booked onto a session and feel unwell, please do not attend the session. Face masks are required and social distancing is still in place.

Booking for January sessions will be live soon but membership forms still need to be completed, so please email libraries@wokingham.gov.uk for a membership form.

Updated: 24/01/2022

Description

Igniting Writing is a creative writing club for 11-18 year-olds to develop their storytelling and writing skills in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Writing can be seen as a solitary activity, so it's a great opportunity for teens to come together and write as a group, share their imaginative story ideas with others and build friendships with other young aspiring writers.

Sessions are held on the second Saturday of each month, 10:30am to 12noon,

The session will focus on a different aspect of writing every month, from creating characters and settings to exploring genres like sci-fi, fantasy and beyond!

If you want to see what our Igniting Writing members have said about the group, have a look at the testimonials below:

Ruth, pupil at St Crispins School: "The Igniting Writing sessions have helped inspire me and build my confidence. After speaking to a friend I made at the group, I've started publishing some of my writing online on Wattpad."

James, pupil at St Crispins School: "I like that the group brings together lots of creative people like me. The sessions encourage motivation and spawn a lot of creative ideas that everyone can develop in their writing."

Nat, pupil at St Bartholomew’s School: "Igniting Writing is definitely more relaxed than school - I love to let loose and write without restrictions and the group members are really open and accepting to any newcomers. It's great for helping you to turn ideas into something more coherent." 

Harry, pupil at Reading School: "Each week is something different, which has helped push me out of my comfort zone by writing about things I'd never have considered otherwise. I enjoy the guest speaker sessions too, because you get to hear some different writing styles and voices." 

Interested in finding out more?

Have a look at Igniting Writing’s social media sites:

Website:
Wokingham Library web page
Provider:
Service provided by Wokingham Borough Council

Who to contact

Email
libraries@wokingham.gov.uk
Social Media

When is it On/Open ?

Date & Time Information

Write with an Author sessions are currently held virtually on the second Saturday of each month, 10:30am to 12noon.   To sign up email libraries@wokingham.gov.uk 

  • February 12 Write with an Author Lisa Williamson to book on: 
  • March 12 Write with an Author Patrice Lawrence on Food writing To Book on: 
  • May 14 Write with an Author Lauren James on STEM 
  • June 11 Write with an Author Dean Atta on writing in verse
  • July 9 Write with an Author TBC

In person sessions have restarted and will meet every Saturday accept the 2nd Saturday of the month and school holidays.

  • Year 6-8   Session 1  9.45am to 11.15am
  • Year 9 -13   Session 2    11.45am to 1.15pm

All sessions need to be booked in advance via the library website,

All sessions need to be booked in advance, Due to COVID restrictions within the library we now need to have the following procedure in place:

We have been asked to encourage the young person to do a Lateral Flow Test before they attend a session.  If you are booked onto a session and feel unwell, please do not attend the session. Face masks are required and social distancing is still in place.

Booking for January sessions will be live soon but membership forms still need to be completed, so please email libraries@wokingham.gov.uk for a membership form.

Costs and Fee Information

Service/Activity is Free
Yes
Cost details

Free session

Accessing this service

Age Ranges
11 to 18 year olds
Data last checked: 24/01/2022
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