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Book an inspirational day of creative writing with author Ken Preston

Book an inspirational day of creative writing with author Ken Preston

I'm Ken Preston, and I am an author and I regularly visit schools and colleges, running creative writing workshops and speaking in assemblies.

Since 2017 I have been a Lead Writer with Writing West Midlands Spark Young Writers groups, running monthly creative writing workshops for primary school age young people and teenagers. I have visited schools across the UK, libraries, colleges and universities.

A typical day in a school involves me speaking in the assembly about the life of an author in the age of the internet, and the opportunities available. Then it is a day of workshops around the school.

My workshops are fun, fast and all about inspiring the young people to write as soon as possible in the sessions. I encourage sharing our work and the results always surprise and delight me. The sessions can be flexible and I am happy to talk with you about any particular outcomes you have for the day.

Creative writing is my passion and enabling others to write creatively is a fantastic privilege.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or to book a visit.

Artsmark

Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools and education settings, awarded by Arts Council England, recognising their commitment to high quality arts and cultural education.

My Creative Writing Life is proud to be supporting schools and education settings on their Artsmark journey, inspiring children and young people to create, experience, and participate in great arts and culture.

We offer education settings who are working towards, or currently hold an Artsmark Award, with the following opportunities:

Creative Writing Workshops

  • My workshops are fun, fast and all about inspiring the young people to write as soon as possible in the sessions. I encourage sharing our work and the results always surprise and delight me. The sessions can be flexible and I am happy to talk with you about any particular outcomes you have for the day.
  • I have worked across a range of school ages, but my workshops are particularly suited to KS2 and up.
  • My workshops encourage the young people to write freely and creatively through a variety of writing techniques and exercises, including story matrices, images, story starters, using old English words, found text poetry, and much more.
  • I also encourage the young people to read out their work from the front of the class. I love to hear their stories, and I am always surprised and delighted at their creativity.
  • Artsmark settings receive a 10% discount on my fee

Contact me:

        ken@mycreativewritinglife.com

        0777 250 5427

Find out more about Artsmark at www.artsmark.org.uk.

To find out how My Creative Writing Life can support your Artsmark journey, contact Ken Preston:

Email: ken@mycreativewritinglife.com

Phone: 07772505427

Inspiring visit...

'An inspiring visit to our academy from author @KenPreston100 today. Thank you so much for coming to see us and for the fantastic creative writing workshops with our students.'

Olive AP Academy

Loved writing club from night one...

'Hannah has loved writing club from night one and has probably never been as enthusiastic about any other club. She has continued to write stories in her spare time and I can only imagine it would have helped her work in school. The main thing is she has had fun!'

James Cole

Ken was brilliant

'Ken was brilliant. His workshops were thoroughly enjoyed by all the students. He worked with the whole of year 8 in a large workshop and also in small groups with year 10 and 9, all the students were engaged. It was amazing how quickly he got them writing creative pieces. Ken also did a year 7 assembly, we had some ICT issues which he was unfazed by and delivered the session with out his ppt, which really helped us. Would certainly book Ken again.'

Sheraz Gulzar-Khan ... Assistant Principle

Allows his imagination to run riot!

'Both Milo and Matilda have thoroughly enjoyed creative writing this term. Matilda has said that she feels it has helped her with her SATs this year, and helped improve her vocabulary and spelling. Milo loves anything that allows his imagination to run riot!'

Gemma Willetts-Court

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