Adisa The Verbalizer confirmed for our Writing For Pleasure conference

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Following our highly successful 2018 conference, our 2020 National Conference hosted at Canterbury Christ Church University promises to be even better!

We are delighted that we can now announce that Adisa The Verbalizer will be giving a workshop alongside our keynote speakers David Almond & Piers Torday.

How do you create a space that welcomes creativity and sharing? In his interactive poetry workshop you will learn to be comfortable looking silly as you play vocal and physical poetry games. You will dance with metaphor and ryhme as you explore the world of image and rhythm. Then share your creations in a popup theatre style presentation. Come join the Verbalizer as you discover exciting ways to bring poetry alive in
the classroom.

There will also be a wide selection of other workshops led by professionals from across the writing community which we are looking forward to announcing shortly.

Our Writing For Pleasure conferences seek to explore:

  • How writing is taught effectively.
  • How we can attend to children’s affective needs.
  • How we create communities of writers.
  • Children’s enjoyment in the craft of writing.
  • The role of publishing and performing in creating a sense of satisfaction.


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Our three day Spring institute in London is now open for registration too. However, places are limited.

This institute’s theme is ‘Writing Across The Curriculum‘ Interested? You can find more details and register your place here:

Piers Torday confirmed for our Writing For Pleasure conference

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Following our highly successful 2018 conference, our 2020 National Conference hosted at Canterbury Christ Church University promises to be even better!

We are delighted that we can now announce that Piers Torday will be a keynote speaker alongside David Almond for the event.

Award-winning author, Piers Torday, will deliver an animated and thought-provoking session, in which he will discuss the value of sharing stories and the power of childhood reading and writing for pleasure.

There will also be a wide selection of workshops led by professionals from across the writing community which we are looking forward to announcing shortly.

Our Writing For Pleasure conferences seek to explore:

  • How writing is taught effectively.
  • How we can attend to children’s affective needs.
  • How we create communities of writers.
  • Children’s enjoyment in the craft of writing.
  • The role of publishing and performing in creating a sense of satisfaction.

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Image result for spring

Our three day Spring institute in London is now open for registration too. However, places are limited.

This institute’s theme is ‘Writing Across The Curriculum’ Interested? You can find more details and register your place here: