Lancashire author launches workshops to inspire children

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Lancashire author Gianna Hartwright has launched creative writing workshops for schools and groups of children.

Gianna, who launched her most recent title, The Befana Drama, in October, has created Befana Drama Writing Workshops.

She hopes to inspire youngsters and help them overcome any obstacles to writing that they may have.

The Poulton-le-Fylde author is offering the workshops primarily in Lancashire, Cumbria and Greater Manchester.

The workshops last for a day and see children tackling all manner of exciting tasks and fun exercises to get them thinking. They focus on ideas generation, creating good and bad characters, developing a plot through story mapping and exciting ways of using language.

To help children along the way, there will be games like Befana Blanks and Barmy Befana, plus the chance to delve into The Brilliant Befana Bag.

The workshops can be booked at any time bar late March, as Gianna will be launching Befana Drama 2 – Capriccia’s Conundrum –at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

Schools wishing to have details of the workshops can email or call 01253 891114 for details.