Textscapades: Historical Fiction (Ages 12-14)
Maybe you’ve fallen asleep while reading a textbook… but have you ever fallen INTO one? That’s right—in this workshop, students imagine what happens when by some stroke of luck (or misfortune, depending what chapter they’re on), they fall into a moment in history! This summer creative writing workshop is an opportunity for writers to try their hand at writing historical fiction, a challenge for even the most advanced writers! We will work through the process of diving into research, discuss the common pitfalls of this genre, and explore how to use language reflective of the chosen time period.
Learning objectives
As a writer:
  • Be introduced to ECP process of writing, revising and publishing a story
  • Understand genre characteristics and conventions to stay within the given genre
  • Use a variety of techniques to portray characters
  • Develop more complex plots with consistency and logic
  • Experiment with new techniques, devices and structure
  • Improve writing skills through individualised feedback from the teacher
  • Edit their writing to keep the reader engaged
  • Refine proofreading and editing skills to prepare writing to be published
As learners:
  • Develop creativity and collaboration through a workshop environment
  • Learn to look at own work critically and consider how to improve it
  • Learn to be open to and respond to constructive feedback
  • Gain confidence as a writer by writing and publishing a story for a real audience

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For children aged
10 to 1213 Up
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