“Writing for Children and Young People” with Laura Atkins

Oct. 31st – Nov. 21 (4 weeks)

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Brighton Writers’ Centre

£44/£40 concs, Friends of THE SOUTH £40/£36 concs

Have you ever thought about writing for children or teens, or started to write a picture book or novel but felt you needed more direction or help?

This series of workshops will offer a great deal of group work and support, with focused themes, writing exercises, and sharing of books and strategies. Whether you are already an experienced writer for children, or have always felt it was something you wanted to try, this could be the perfect way to develop your writing aspirations.

Laura Atkins has been a children’s book editor, a judge for the London Writer’s Competition, and has taught at both undergraduate and MA level. She runs children’s literature conferences and events including directing the first Brighton Children’s Book Festival in April 2007 in partnership with THE SOUTH. This workshop follows her first successful workshop series in 2006 which turned into an on-going writers’ support group. For more on Laura Atkins, visit her website:

Booking and Information

Book your place through THE SOUTH, either on their website ( or by emailing Ella Burns:

The workshop will run at THE SOUTH, Brighton Writers’ Centre, 49 Grand Parade, Brighton BN1 3RR, a 10 minute walk from Brighton station. There is pay and display parking in nearby streets and free parking after 6 p.m.