Workshops

Creative Writing Workshop: 
Writing for Children

SUNDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 10AM-5PM
Fee: £95 (£75 students) including lunch, tea and coffee
Venue: Pelham House, Lewes
Bookings: 01323 811 626 or online HERE.
Shuttle bus from Lewes Station to Charleston after the class.

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The simplicity of children’s books demands real clarity of thought. They are plot driven, just as much as detective fiction, and they must be constructed with the same care. This one day workshop will cover a range of genres including picture books, fairy tales, graphic novels and fiction for pre-teens. Participants will take part in several writing exercises that explore the use of symbolism, poetry, language, narrative structure and storyboarding. Tips on presenting your work, finding an agent and getting published will be discussed at the end of the day.

Tutor: David Lucas is the author and illustrator of several popular children’s books including Grendel, The Lying Carpet, The Robot and the Bluebird, A Letter to Bear, Whale, and Halibut Jackson. “As remarkable a writer as he is an illustrator.” (Publishers Weekly)

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Supported by The Booker Prize Foundation

 

 

Creative Writing Workshop: 
Writing a Graphic Novel

SATURDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 10AM-5PM
Fee: £95 (£75 students) including lunch, tea and coffee
Venue: Pelham House, Lewes
Bookings: 01323 811 626 or online HERE.
Shuttle bus from Lewes Station to Charleston after the class.

 

Come and learn how plot, dialogue, character design, graphic style, pacing and page layout come together to create one of the most exciting storytelling media known to humankind – the graphic novel! Whether you’ve got a work in progress or you are just curious, come and learn about the tools, decisions and conventions that make graphic storytelling as much 
fun to create as it is to read.

Tutor: Aneurin (Nye) Wright is the author of the acclaimed graphic memoir Things to Do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park (Myriad Editions, 2012), which was praised by David Lloyd (V for Vendetta) as ‘inventive, extraordinary and memorable’. He was also animation director of the cartoon sequence in Michael Moore’s Academy Award-winning documentary, Bowling for Columbine, and writes a weekly comic strip for the Waterstone’s blog, Sprout’s Bookclub.

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Supported by The Booker Prize Foundation

 

 

Create a picture book thumbCreate a Picture Book

SATURDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2PM-3.30PM
Fee: £12 (for ages 7+)

Bookings: 01323 811 626 or online HERE.
Shuttle bus from Lewes Station to Charleston after the class.

David Lucas guides budding young writers and artists through a focused workshop in which they create their very own picture book.

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House of Fairy Tales thumbThe House of Fairy Tales Travelling Art Circus

SUNDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 12-1.30PM AND 2PM-3.30PM
Fee: £12 (for ages 7+)

Bookings: 01323 811 626 or online HERE.
Shuttle bus from Lewes Station to Charleston after the class.

 

Enter a wonderful world of discovery and intrigue from the amazing House of Fairytales, established by renowned artists Deborah Curtis and Gavin Turk. Kids enjoy an immersive experience combining storytelling, games and art inspired by fairy tale themes.

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Supported by The Booker Prize Foundation

 

Poetic Stitches thumbPoetic Stitches

WEDS 1 OCT 10am – 4pm
Fee: £90 with artisan lunch

Bookings: 01323 811 626 or online HERE.
Shuttle bus from Lewes Station to Charleston after the class.

 

Take poetry as your inspiration in this unique hand-embroidery workshop. Immerse yourself in your surroundings, and using the Charleston palate, create a beautiful textual embroidery, on high quality linen with fine woollen thread. Claire Buckley is a textile artist, teacher and author. Her exhibition at Knole, Sevenoaks featured work inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Orlando. Suitable for beginner to advanced. All materials included.

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