Writing On The Wall Projects And Activities For Schools And Young People – Curious Minds

Writing On The Wall Projects And Activities For Schools And Young People

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Great opportunities for schools and young people with workshops, competitions, interactive activities and teaching sessions.

Make Doves Not War! Competition

This competition, to commemorate the First World War and celebrate and promote peace, was launched at our writing festival with authors Cathy Cassidy and Jonathon Mayhew. We are offering workshops with writers coming in to schools to support pupils in preparing entries to the competition.

  • Competition open to children aged 8-16.
  • Judged in age categories of 8-10, 11-13, 14-16.
  • Entrants will be judged on their creative response through flash fiction and poetry, to the slogan ‘Make Doves Not War’ to promote the idea of peace in the Centenary year of the First World War.
  • Flash fiction to be no longer than 300 words in length.
  • Poetry must be no more than 20 lines maximum.
  • Entrants are allowed to submit both a piece of flash fiction and a poem, but no more than one of each.
  • Six winners will be chosen from each age category; three for flash fiction, three for poetry. The 18 winners will have their writing published in a book in hard and electronic formats. The winners will be invited to a celebration event where they will have the chance to read their work publicly and will be presented with a copy of their book. Books will be available for purchase by the schools.
  • Additional prizes for competing schools to be announced in due course.
  • Winners will be invited to a celebration event on Friday 7th November 2014 in honour of Remembrance Day (Venue and time to be confirmed).

More information available here.


The George Garrett Archive project:

This is a major Heritage Lottery Project we have been running about a writer and merchant Seaman from Liverpool. Details can be found at www.georgegarrettarchive.co.uk. We have a unique installation (see pic) designed by LJMU students, which we want to use in conjunction with the archive as a teaching tool and learning resource for schools. The learning would cover writing, literacy and social history. Schools will be able to book to visit the installation and the archive and take part in a teaching session with education pack provided.

 

The Liverpool Virtual Book Fair:

This event, organised as part of the International Business festival, is designed to explore the medium of electronic publishing and writing for digital platforms. It will feature a children’s corner, with interactive activities and children’s authors. More information is available here.

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