Writing Children’s Fiction with Mitch Johnson (cancelled)
It is with regret that we announce that Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2020 (and the City of Literature Weekend) has been cancelled
For a full statement, please visit the Norfolk & Norwich Festival website.
Children’s literature is a diverse, exciting and popular genre. Join Mitch Johnson, the award-winning debut writer of Kick, as he offers his expert advice on how to write bold, authentic stories for adventurous young readers aged 8 – 12 years.
Our workshops are friendly, constructive and informal; offering techniques on how to kick-start your creativity, refine work in progress and explore the skills needed for success in the writing world today. To view more workshops, click here.
After graduating from the University of East Anglia with an award-winning first-class degree in English Literature with Creative Writing, Mitch Johnson completed Kick, his debut novel for middle-grade readers. He was inspired to write it while working in a sports shop where he discovered a discarded, crumpled drinks sachet left in a shoebox between a brand-new pair of football boots. Mitch now works as a bookseller at Waterstones, Norwich, and writes in his spare time. Website
‘Kick is a brilliant debut. Mitch Johnson writes of ambition, poverty and friendship with great skill and wit.’
– John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
For participants aged 16 and over only.
Part of City of Literature, programmed by the National Centre for Writing for the Norfolk & Norwich Festival.
Image (c) Lucy Dickens