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MAKING IT HAPPEN - Developing ideas for children's fiction and seeing them...

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Ramada Encore Leicester City Centre

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Keen to write fiction for young readers? This Wolves & Apples writing masterclass is for anyone who would benefit from advice and ideas on how to take those difficult early steps. Linda Newbery and Celia Rees will provide hands-on activities designed to boost creativity and keep up momentum, as well as practical advice on planning and starting a story in order to make the best of your ideas and maintain motivation. Whether you are starting out, already have an idea or even a work in progress, you could benefit from time spent with these two experienced children's writers. The focus will be on fiction, from the youngest stories to young adult novels (picture books will not be included).

Linda Newbery has published more than forty books, with titles ranging from a picture book, Posy, to her first novel for adults, Quarter Past Two on a Wednesday Afternoon. She has written several young adult novels including Set in Stone, a Victorian Gothic mystery which was awarded the Costa Children’s Book Prize in 2006, and has twice been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Catcall, for younger readers, was a Nestle Silver Medal winner, and The Sandfather was chosen as Honour Book by UK IBBY (International Board of Books for Young Readers). With Yvonne Coppard, Linda has co-written Writing Fiction for Children – a Writers’ and Artists’ Companion, published by Bloomsbury. She has tutored for the Arvon Foundation and other organisations, and has served as a judge for the Whitbread Prize and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize.

Celia Rees has written over twenty books for older children and teenagers, and has become a leading writer for Young Adults, with an international reputation. Her books have been translated into 28 languages and she has been short listed for the Guardian, Whitbread and W.H. Smith Children’s Book Awards, as well as numerous regional awards in the UK and America. Witch Child won the prestigious Prix Sorcières in France in 2003, and the Di Cento Prize in Italy, 2001. She is a regular tutor for the Arvon Foundation, and former Chair of the Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group.

Compelling and convincing … Rees has become a major writer for teenage readersTHE INDEPENDENT

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