11-13s Creative Writing Workshop

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11-13s Creative Writing Workshop


A one-off workshop for 11-13 year olds on Tuesday 19th Feb, 2019, 2-4pm.

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General Info

This half-term I’m running a one-off poetry writing workshop for the older age group of 11-13 year olds on Tuesday 19th February, 2-4pm.

The session will be held in a small group of no more than six and will focus on bringing out the strengths of each writer to create poems that are authentic and evocative.


Workshops run from 10am to 12pm at a well-appointed home in North Finchley. Full address on booking. Nearest tube: Woodside Park.


This workshop is £25. When booking, there’s a pop-up form you have to fill in before you can add the workshop to your cart.

If you have any problems please email me at miriam@miriamcraig.com.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations are possible up to two weeks before the date of the workshop, though there will be a £5 cancellation fee per workshop.

What to bring

Please have your child bring a small snack and drink for the 10-minute break. They should also bring their own pen and writing notebook.

Please make sure that any child who needs to carry an EpiPen, inhaler or other medication has it with them, otherwise they may not be able to take part in the workshop.

Workshop Details

Tuesday 19th February: Under the Surface – Emotion in Poetry

Really good poetry isn’t just about interesting language and clever ideas – it makes us feel something. It’s also easier to write a poem when you feel something about your subject. We’ll use our own memories and experiences to write poems that really get under your skin. This workshop is great for learning about metaphor and how to ‘show not tell’ in your writing.

About me

I’m a children’s writer and workshop leader who teaches creative writing to kids, in groups and one-to-one. My publishing credits include being one of the writers of My Golden Ticket, an award-winning personalised book published by Wonderbly. It tells the story of a child’s trip around Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory and was published in partnership with the estate of Roald Dahl. I loved getting to build on the world Roald Dahl created in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I’ve also written a children’s book for the fiction packager Working Partners, and written my own stories and poems for kids. Before that I studied English Literature at Cambridge.


If you have any questions, email me at miriam@miriamcraig.com.