Matthew Drzymala Matthew Drzymala


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On the road again…

I’m on the road again with another one of my author workshops. This one takes in Liverpool’s Number #1 school, The Blue Coat School. It’s an absolute pleasure to be going in to talk to the Year 11 students about creative writing.

If I can give them some tips that will help in their Mock Exams, it’ll be extremely worthwhile.

This workshop is the biggest yet as I will be talking to around 120 students in one go. It’s going to be entirely different from what I have encountered so far, but I’m looking forward to it!

What Year 11’s can expect in my author workshops.

This is the first time I have spoken to this age group, so I am tailoring it to be more about how to start with creative writing. The day will consist of:

  1. First Line Hooks: How to grab the reader’s attention from the outset!
  2. Story Ideas: How and where you can come up with ideas for stories.
  3. Narrative Tension: How to use it successfully within a story.

I’ll be covering a couple of other things too, but as I only have an hour, it’s a lot to fit in.

Not only do I have The Blue Coat School, but Tameside College has booked one of my author workshops for 16th January 2017. I will be doing two 90 minute sessions on the day. It’s a great way to start the new year.

Don’t judge me, I’ll judge you…

But there’s more. I have also been contacted by Loreto College in Manchester who have asked if I would like to judge a creative writing contest at an open evening in the new year, to which I naturally said yes.

I have no fixed date for this as yet, and although this isn’t for one of my author workshops as such, it’s an honour to be asked.

Thank you to all the teachers, tutors, schools and colleges who have taken up an opportunity for me to visit since I started in September, and I hope to see more in the future! 🙂

Book a School Workshop here

Book a College Workshop here