Writing For Children and Young Adults – Joan Lennon & Melvin Burgess, Guest Anne Fine

Writing For Children and Young Adults - Joan Lennon & Melvin Burgess, Guest Anne Fine

Date(s) - Mon 13th Jul - Sat 18th Jul, 2015

Moniack Mhor, Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire , IV4 7HT

Joan LennonThis course is about getting you going and helping you to carry your work forward. Workshops will aim to help generate new ideas, expand your toolset, experiment with settings, characters and plots, and explore different approaches to writing fiction for readers aged eight and up. There will also be chances to discuss on-going or new
work. This course is for all levels of ability.

Joan Lennon writes fiction for all ages from five up.  Her most recent young adult novel, Silver Skin, is set in Orkney.  Joan has been an Arvon tutor, a Jessie Kesson Fellow at Moniack Mhor and writer-in-residence for the Bookmark Festival.

Melvin Burgess has written over twenty novels for young adults.  He won the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize in 1997 for his controversial novel Junk. His novel Doing It was adapted as a television series called Life As We Know It.

Anne Fine is a distinguished writer for adults and children. She has twice won both the Carnegie Medal and Whitbread Children’s Book Award, plus numerous other awards here and abroad. She was the second Children’s Laureate and is translated into 45 languages.

A full bursary is available for one place on this course, kindly donated by Mairi Hedderwick. Click here for more details.

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Bursaries are always available, and you also have the option to pay in installments, see How to Book.


This course is now fully booked. Please contact us on info@moniackmhor.org.uk or 01463 741 675 to be added to the waiting list.

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