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Faber Academy: Writing for Children with Chloe Daykin
Thu 2 May 2024 to Thu 25 Jul 2024
Always wanted to write for children but not sure where to start? Kickstart your path to writing your first novel for younger readers with our inaugural Newcastle Writing for Children course.

Led by Faber author Chloe Daykin, you’ll build all the core skills needed to write stories for children in this wide-ranging, adventurous course.

Covering fiction for children aged six to twelve (with a little experimentation beyond), you'll benefit from everything Chloe knows about this difficult craft – worlds that keep kids immersed, dialogue that convinces them, humour that gets giggles and more.

You’ll be joined by like-minded writers on your creative journey, as well as benefiting from masterclasses and talks from guests such as the critically acclaimed, bestselling Faber author Emma Carroll.

Chloe Daykin is a critically acclaimed and award-winning Faber children’s author (and occasional playwright).Chloe’s debut novel Fish Boy was published by Faber in 2017 to critical acclaim. It was nominated for the Carnegie Medal, longlisted for the UKLA and shortlisted for the Branford Boase children’s debut of the year. Chloe won the inaugural Julia Darling Fellowship to research her second novel The Boy Who Hit Play (Faber, 2018), travelling around the wild icy land of Norway and its many beautiful islands, then journeyed across the otherworldly land of Peru thanks to the support of Arts Council England. Her third novel, Fire Girl Forest Boy, was published in June 2019 by Faber, and won the Gandys Children’s Travel Book of the Year.

Dates: Thursdays at 19.00–21.00, 2 May - 25 July 2024
Location: The Common Room, Neville Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE
Cost: £795

Book your place here

Additional Information:
Newcastle upon Tyne
North East England

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