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Story Crew breaking News

We are delighted to announce that award-winning picturebook maker, Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick will be joining us for the Writing Picturebooks Day on 24th February 2018. 

Our Story Crew Academy Day on 28th October at the offices of the O'Brien Press is now FULLY BOOKED. Stay tuned for more exciting new Story Crew workshops and venues in 2018. 

Write, Draw, Create

Join our crew! 

 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.

Upcoming Clubs and Classes 2017/2018

 Story Crew Writing Club with Sarah Webb Age 9+ 

Age 9+ (max 12 children)

New students will be accepted during the term if there is a place for them - do ask. 

Every Wed 13th Sept to 8th Nov (8 weeks – no class on 1st Nov) 4.00pm to 5.30pm (90 mins) in the Royal St George Yacht Club, Dún Laoghaire e120 

NEW TERM - NOV/DEC 

Every Wed 15th Nov  (no class 22nd Nov), 29th Nov, 6th Dec and 13th Dec (4 weeks) 4pm to 5.30pm in the Royal St George Yacht Club, Dún Laoghaire e60

And from 17/18th Jan 2018 there will be Writing Clubs running every Wed and Thurs afternoon - further details to come - you can register your child's interest now by emailing us

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

Does your child love writing stories and poems? Would she or he like to learn more about crafting her or his work and meet and share ideas with other keen young writers? Then Story Crew is for you!

We will cover all kinds of things, from creating realistic characters to writing cracking mystery stories. At the end of the Writing Club year, the children will present their work at an open event for parents and friends. They will receive a Story Crew certificate and a prize for all their ideas and hard work.

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

Story Crew Academy Start Writing for Children with Sarah Webb (for adults)

Sunday 8th October  12pm to 5pm in the Royal St George Yacht Club, Dún Laoghaire e100 BOOKED OUT 

* New date added: Saturday 28th October 10am to 3pm e100 BOOKED OUT 

* Venue: O’Brien Press, 12 Terenure Road East, Rathgar, D06 HD27  

Want to write for children but don’t know where to start? This day is for you. We will cover age group, plot, story arc, character, motivation and the hero’s quest, picturebooks, agents, publishing and much more in this practical, hands-on course. Come with questions, leave with answers.

Sarah Webb has taught creative writing to adults at festivals, libraries and the Irish Writers Centre for over 20 years. She greatly enjoys sharing her love of writing for children with new writers.

START WRITING FOR CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS

DATE: sATURDAY 27TH jANUARY 2018

VENUE: TBC 

Further details to come 

WRITING PICTUREBOOKS WITH SARAH WEBB AND GUEST TEACHER, MARIE-LOUISE FITZPATRICK

DATE: sATURDAY 24TH fEBRUARY 2018

VENUE: TBC 

Further details to come

To follow in 2018 – many more 1 Day Courses including:

Building Remarkable Worlds and Stories: Focus on Plot and Story Structure

From Harry to Anne with an e: Focus on Creating Unforgettable Characters

Everything You Need to Know About Getting Published

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: 086-6086110