Story Crew  

Write, Draw, Create

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 Writing clubs, classes and workshops for creative children

Writing classes, talks and workshops for adults who love writing for children

 

At Story Crew we believe that creative children are happy children. Writing, drawing and creating all help to build a child’s confidence and self-esteem. Being creative gives children a voice, it allows them to be themselves and the research backs us up.* But above all, it’s fun!

What We Do

Story Crew Writing Clubs for Children

Story Crew Art and Craft Workshops for Children

At Story Crew we provide writing clubs, arts and craft classes and workshops for creative children in the seaside town of Dún Laoghaire and in exciting venues around Dublin. Hosted by award-winning writers, artists and craftspeople, our classes are designed to be innovative, engaging and, above all, fun!

Story Crew School Visits

We also offer school events and workshops and can help to organise school book days and festivals. Want a writer to visit your school? Contact us and we can help! Simply email storycrewireland@gmail.com 

You can also arrange a school visit though Poetry Ireland's Writers in Schools scheme which part-funds visits by writers and storytellers to primary and post-primary schools in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Story Crew Writing Academy for Adults

If you’re interested in writing for children, we offer a range of classes, talks and workshops for you too.

*Arts Council of Ireland Survey 2016 (Arts and Cultural Participation among Children and Young People) showed that arts participation boosts children’s confidence, socio-economic well-being and academic skills.

Two of our Story Crew Teachers - Alan Nolan (Drawing and Cartooning Club) and Sarah Webb (Writing Club) 

 Story Crew Clubs for Children 2019/2020

story crew Wednesday Drawing and Cartooning Club with Alan Nolan

Every Wednesday from 16th Jan      3.30pm to 4.30pm (Spaces avail)

Age 8+          E150 per term (10 wks includes all materials)     Royal St George Yacht Club, Dún Laoghaire

Love drawing, cartooning and animation? We will work on individual and group projects in this fun, hands-on class. 

story Crew Wednesday Writing Club – Advanced

Every Wednesday from 16th Jan      4.30pm to 5.45pm (Full at present - but spaces avail for Sept)

Age 11+            E140 per term (10 weeks)         Royal St George Yacht Club, Dún Laoghaire

For young writers who would like to stretch their creativity. We will work on lots of different genres and forms and enter writing competitions.  Suitable for age 11+ (6th class) and teenagers who love to write. 

Story Crew Thursday Writing Club (for All Abilities)

Every Second Thursday from 17th Jan      4.00pm to 5.15pm (Spaces avail)

Age 8+    E140 per term (10 weeks) Royal St George Yacht Club, Dún Laoghaire

Emphasis on fun, with writing games and genre exploration  - mystery stories, spooky poems and lots more! 

Booking

Email storycrewireland@gmail.com or text/ring 0866086110

We accept new students throughout the year if there are spaces available - so do contact us if you have a keen writer or artist at home!

 

sarah also runs a writing club at dalkey school project on a wednesday afternoon - booking via the school 

Reviews of Sarah’s Writing Clubs

My daughter, Lucy, really enjoyed Sarah’s writing club. Since she started she writes all the time. Sarah has created a 10-year-old writer. Keelin, Dún Laoghaire

My daughter, Tess, really enjoyed Sarah’s writing club. She liked meeting new friends and hearing them share their work which she found inspiring. Orla, Blackrock

My daughter is a budding writer and she really enjoyed and achieved so much at Sarah’s workshops and writing clubs. Her teacher really noticed the change at school over the year as her vocabulary and confidence in her writing style improved significantly. Every child should experience a workshop or class with Sarah. Breda, Dún Laoghaire

Sarah’s writing mentorship was invaluable for my daughter, increasing her confidence and commitment and providing great encouragement, advice and inspiration. Niamh, Sallynoggin

My daughter really enjoyed Sarah's writing club - she found it really stimulating, varied and most of all fun. Sarah is wonderfully enthusiastic and encouraging, and makes each young writer feel special and that they have an important voice to be heard. What a valuable way to discover the wonder of storytelling. Sarah, Dún Laoghaire

I really enjoyed Writing Club, Sarah Webb is an excellent teacher, Grace, aged 10

My daughter absolutely loves Sarah's writing group. With Sarah's expert guidance, encouragement, warmth and humour my daughter's confidence and ability has blossomed. She's tried out all sorts of different genres, and has even been successful in a couple of writing competitions. We thoroughly recommend Sarah's group! Helen, Dublin

FOR ADULTS

To follow in 2019/2020 – 1 Day Courses including:

Finish Your Children's Book and Get Published - with editors from some of Ireland’s top publishers

Picture Book Day with Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick 

Details TBC - follow @sarahwebbishere for up to date news on Twitter about courses

 Reviews of Sarah’s Writing Classes for Adults

I loved Sarah Webb’s writing class. She’s incredibly generous with both her time and her abundant knowledge of children’s books and publishing. She’s kind, funny and intuitive. Enagh, class member at the Irish Writers Centre

Sarah’s writing course is the best thing that can happen to emerging writers. In a relaxed and inspiring atmosphere you are encouraged to step out of the shadows and share your work with others. Simone, class member at the Irish Writers Centre

BOOKING: email storycrewireland@gmail.com or text/ring 086-6086110

who we are

Story Crew is led by our Story Captain, Sarah Webb, an award-winning children’s books champion and writer. Sarah has been teaching creative writing for more than twenty years and loves encouraging and helping children and adults to craft their own stories.

 The Story Crew Team

 

Our workshop leaders are award-winning and bestselling writers and illustrators and innovative crafts people including Marita Conlon-McKenna, Oisín McGann, Judi Curtin, Alan Nolan and Keelin Murray.    

Contact us and join our Story Crew:

Twitter: @storycrewie

Facebook: /storycrewireland

Instagram: /storycrewireland

storycrewireland@gmail.com

Mobile: 0866086110