A Morning Of Creative Writing And Cake With Your Child

Merton Park cafe is the venue for morning workshop

Want to try something new? Come along to a creative writing workshop with your child. Time to bond, write and eat cake together in a Merton Park cafe.

It takes place at the Willow Bough Tea Rooms in Merton Park Parade (SW19 3NT) on August 15 from 10am to noon and includes:

  • Morning Pages: a fun way to get started with writing and form a lifelong writing habit with no pressure to be ‘good’.
  • The story strip: creating a story together for a giggle.
  • Getting inspired: using creative writing exercises based on your five senses.
  • Introducing point-of-view as a valuable writing tool.
  • Getting published: ideas for how to get started (yes, even for kids!).

The workshop is run by Morden resident Melissa Addey, who holds creative writing workshops at the British Library and is doing a PhD in Creative Writing at Surrey University. She mainly writes historical fiction but also has a picture book out this autumn and has run workshops in schools and universities for children of all ages from five to eighteen.

Your child should be between 8 to 14 years of age to make the most of this session.

A ticket admits two people (one adult and one child) and includes a drink and slice of homemade cake each to keep your energy up for all the writing you’ll be doing. Click here to find out more.

July 17, 2018