Other Workshops - Festivals, Schools and
Venues Around The World

Little Star Writing Workshops can be held in schools, libraries, museums, youth centres, and at festivals and fairs all around the world.Ideal for Book Week, World Book Day, National Storytelling Week, fun days, exam preparation or literature festivals, LSW workshops can be held for ages 7-15 over the course of several days, a full day, half day, or as a one-off standalone workshop. With a selection of fun writing exercises, games, group activities, and a Q&A about the publishing industry, LSW workshops can be adapted to your school's / organisation's needs, and can be designed with a specific purpose in mind.  


Some examples of previously adapted LSW workshops include:

- Holding workshops at International English schools around the world

- Writing activities at The Imagine Children's Festival

- Workshops at the Oxford Literature Festival / Richmond Literature Festival

- Fun Days during National Storytelling Week

- Writing workshops for individual year groups or classes

- Literacy classes during Book Week or on World Book Day

- Library launches

- Author Events

- Fundraising Days


If you would like more information on how we can adapt LSW workshops to suit your needs, please email us with your school / festival / organisation's details and we will get back to you with more information - info@littlestarwriting.com

I was incredibly impressed by Little Star Writing’s workshops. The children were focussed and very enthusiastic about the whole process of writing. They worked well in a group as well as coming up with lots of creative individual ideas. Within the workshop situation, kids treated writing as pure pleasure. Mel knows how the get the best out of everyone and each child had a chance to shine. Mel was professional, creative and rigorous and she had a brilliant rapport with the kids.
— Storyteller, Vanessa Woolf
It was a joy to have Mel from Little Star Writing run a workshop during Imagine Children’s Festival. The session was high energy, fun and engaging and felt accessible to children of all writing abilities. Mel worked really well with the other writers and the Southbank Storytellers event felt like a real coming together of the writing community. We would love to have Litte Star Writing back soon!
— Bea Colley, Imagine Children’s Festival, Southbank Centre
The Little Star Writing Workshop at the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival was an excellent event. It was fun and full of practical help for young writers - it was really inspiring for those who attended. Mel made everyone feel welcome and relaxed from the start, and they all enjoyed it very much. Everyone was bubbling with ideas for their writing by the end, what a lovely session to host!
— Clare Armstrong, Oxford Literary Festival
Wow, thank you LSW for such a great couple of days. The children LOVED your sessions. Little Star Writing workshops are fun, inspiring and within a very short space of time encouraged the children to write some incredible, descriptive passages. Every child was engaged and loved the games and competitions that you ran. The children produced fantastic writing without even realising they were working!
— Mrs Bray, Literacy Coordinator, Collis Primary School, Teddington
Thank you for the fantastic workshops that you ran last week. The children thoroughly enjoyed them and the feedback from staff and pupils was extremely positive. The quality of the writing was also fantastic during these sessions demonstrating the pupil engagement.
— Miss Cunnah, Literary Coordinator, Saxon Primary School, Shepperton
Your workshop was really inspiring. Both my girls were so proud of the work you helped them create. I have never seen my six year old embark with such concentration and confidence on a piece of writing. You have a natural gift as a leader, and certainly got a huge amount out of all the children in those 90 minutes!
— Kate Palmer, parent of two students that attended the Imagine Festival 2015 LSW Workshop
I had the great pleasure of working with Mel at the Imagine Festival in 2014. She is an inspiring, committed and passionate educator who soon had the rapt attention of the children fortunate enough to be in her workshop. Guided by her expert teaching, the kids were soon brimming with ideas to develop sophisticated stories from their boundless imaginations. Creative writing can be hard to put across, but Mel has broken it down into digestible lessons for writers of all abilities. Everyone had a great time and I would recommend Little Star to any parent wishing to see their child inspired, nurtured and supported through the creative writing process. Mel is a joy to work with and a dedicated professional to boot - I cannot praise her endeavour highly enough.
— Mary Evans, Children's Author and Creator of Story Stew