The Dare to Write? Library is a stimulating series of children’s workshops that take writers through the process of making a book, from inspiration and conception to writing to production.

Led by a writer or ‘Book Pilot’, the group can choose writing dares or prompts written by other children or by professional authors such as David Almond and Katherine Woodfine. In the course of the workshop, the group receives a taster of Dare to Write? and leaves with information about how to further explore the activities at home or school.

The Dare to Write? Library workshop can be customised to suit different age ranges and needs. The sessions can also be structured, meaning all children will complete the different stages of the workshop at the same time, or, if you would like us to feature at an event such as a festival where children may arrive or leave at any time, we can run a drop-in Dare to Write? Library.

Workshops follow the Dare to Write?Ethos, which states that we believe creative writing should be playful, and supported to flourish.

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Past Workshops:

We have been delivering workshops across the South West for over three years in schools, libraries, and a multitude of organisations and festivals. Highlights include our sessions at the Eden Project, inside a converted bus at Bath Festivals, and in a series of libraries in Bath and NE Somerset, Cornwall, Gloucestershire, and Devon.