Creative Writing Workshops for schools
Creative Writing workshops – £125.oo per 90 min session
Talks/Readings – £100.00 per 1hr session
Deborah is a published short story writer, children’s novelist and Creative Writing tutor for children and adults. She is also a prize-winning Doric writer, playwright and the author of two short story collections for adults. All Creative Writing workshops can be delivered in the North-east’s Doric dialect.
Workshops can be tailored to suit the Curriculum for Excellence and teachers’ individual topic requirements.
‘The children thoroughly enjoyed Deborah’s World War II writing workshop, combining hands-on artefacts, collaborative working and learning about using their senses to make their writing more interesting.’
Kate Lamb, Headteacher, Keithhall Primary, Inverurie
Recent successful workshops have focused on topics such as:
• The World War II Evacuees *
Sessions looking at the craft of story writing:
• Characterisation *
• Plot *
• ‘Show – don’t tell’
• Effective description/using five senses and emotions
• Writing story ‘hooks’
Emotional Literacy Workshop
I work with adult mental health/substance misuse groups and now offer a session for schools using Creative Writing as a therapeutic tool and as a means of self-expression – promoting emotional intelligence and well-being.
1 x 90 min. workshop.
‘My pupils were readily engaged and responded enthusiastically to Deborah’s Emotional Literacy workshop. Inspirational input resulted in quality writing as a collaborative follow-up. A valuable and memorable experience from a talented ‘real’ author.’ Valerie McNiven, Pitmedden Primary.
CPD training for teachers also available on any aspect of Creative Writing.
Creative Writing for Mental Health/Substance Misuse/Criminal Justice groups
Sessions are available using Creative Writing as a therapeutic tool and as a means of self-expression.