Young people

Workshop: Witch Marks & Dragon Scales (9–11 years)

Thursday 22 February
National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall
10.00 - 12.00
£ 2.50 - £7.50 (pay what you wish)

Step into Dragon Hall and let your imagination soar with our creative writing workshop designed for young people aged 9–11 years.

Fully Booked

Discover six hundred years of stories among the timber and brickwork, bring them to life, and add your own chapter to the tale. Avani Shah leads a creative writing workshop where you will discover tales of witches, dragons, and past inhabitants of our 15th-century building, then craft your own protective spells. It’s a great way to try something new, get creative, and meet new friends.

Don’t worry if this is your first time doing a workshop with us – we’re a friendly, informal bunch and you can share your work as much or as little as you like.

Designed for young people aged 9 – 11 years. Places are limited to 15 participants – please book in advance to secure your seat. Pay what you wish – £2.50, £5 or £7.50 each.

Please note: Parents and guardians are not expected to stay for the workshop – Dragon Hall is located a short walk from the city centre and is surrounded by shops and coffee shops. If the attendee has needs which require additional support, please book an essential companion ticket.

Avani Shah

Avani Shah’s writing has been shortlisted for the Guardian 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize and the Words and Women prose competition. In 2017, she won the Word Factory Apprentice Award. She holds an MA in Creative Writing – Prose Fiction from the University of East Anglia.

Avani has extensive experience leading creative workshops for children.