Stoke group, years 5-9 for 2023-24

This group is aimed at young people in school years 5 – 9  (aged 9 – 14 ). 

Led by writer Gabriella Gay with an assistant writer, the group will meet in Stoke Library, 10:30am – 12:30pm on the following Saturdays:

16th September 2023
21st October 2023
18th November 2023
16th December 2023
20th January 2024
24th February 2024
16th March 2024
20th April 2023
18th May 2023
15th June 2023

The sessions cost £10 for a taster session, or £9 per session when booked for all remaining sessions. You can choose to pay in one lump sum or pay by monthly recurring card payments.  

Please note, we encourage young people to join one group for the year, as getting to know their fellow group members is an important part of developing as a writer.

We are pleased to be able to offer free places to those who receive free school meals or pupil premium funding at school. You can see our bursary policy here. Please contact us with any queries.

The young people will need to bring:

A notebook or some paper.
A pen or pencil to write with.
A snack and a drink, if they want one.21

Get Writing

If you’d like to submit a piece of your writing for possible inclusion in the magazine, please see the Get Involved page to see more details. This magazine is published online three times a year: summer (June/July), winter (October-December) and spring (February-April) terms.

Our Spark Young Writers groups for September 2023-June 2024 are now available to book, including three new junior groups for Staffordshire, starting in January 2024.

 

Young Writers can submit up to three pieces of writing to our online magazine. The deadline for submissions for Issue 28 is 26th March 2024. Full details can be found here.

Check out all our ideas for writing prompts at our Get Writing tab. A wide selection of images, videos and funsheets for young writers to complete.