Story Crew  

Story Crew Academy 2018 ADULT WORKSHOPS 

NEW GET PUBLISHED DAY WITH senior editor, helen carr from o'brien press, AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN'S WRITER, SARAH WEBB AND LITERARY SCOUT, VANESSA FOX O'LOUGHLIN

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT CHILDREN'S PUBLISHING BUT WERE TOO AFRAID TO ASK!

We are delighted to announce that experienced Senior Editor, Helen  Carr from O'Brien Press, and Literary Scout and publishing guru, Vanessa O'Loughlin will be joining Sarah Webb for our GET PUBLISHED DAY: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Children's Publishing But Were Too Afraid to Ask.

Content: the children's book market in 2018/2019, what publishers and agents are currently looking for, how to write a brilliant submission letter, editing and rewriting your work, recommended Irish and UK publishers and agents and what they love to read/publish, royalty payments and how they work and much more! 

Come with questions and leave with answers (and a cracking submission letter). Vanessa will also cover the area of successful self-publishing.

Date: Saturday 9th June 

Venue: Royal St George Yacht Club, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin     Time: 11am to 4pm 

Cost: e130 which includes tea/coffee (workshop style event with small numbers) 

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

Below: Vanessa, Helen, Sarah (from left to right) 

 

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.

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

 Story Crew Clubs for Children 2018/2019

story crew Drawing and Cartooning Club with Alan Nolan - NEW

Every Wednesday from 12th September      3.30pm to 4.30pm

Age 9+          E110 per term (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. (max 8)

story Crew Writing Club – Advanced

Every Wednesday from 12th September      4.30pm to 5.30pm

Age 11+            E100 per term          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. (max 12)

Story Crew Second Thursday Writing Club (for All Abilities)

Every Second Thursday from 13th September      3.30pm to 4.30pm

Age 8+    E110 (Sept to Dec)  Royal St George Yacht Club, Dún Laoghaire

Emphasis on fun, with writing games and genre exploration  - mystery stories, spooky poems and lots more! (max 10)

Booking

Email storycrewireland@gmail.com or text/ring 0866086110

Second Thursday writing club at the irish writers centre 

Age 9+ (max 12) 

Venue: Irish Writers Centre, Parnell Square

Dates: Every Second Thursday from 20th September 2018 (exact dates TBC) 
Time: 4.00pm - 5.30pm
Cost: TBC (Booking not open yet) 

Booking: Irish Writers Centre

For ages 9 - 12. Does your child love writing stories and poems? Are they working on their own book? Would they like to learn more about crafting their work and meet and share ideas with other keen young writers? Then the Second Thursday Writing Club is for you. We meet every second Thursday and cover all kinds of fun writing topics, from creating realistic characters to writing cracking mystery stories. Suitable for ALL children who love reading and writing.

Sarah Webb is a writer and creative writing teacher and runs regular writing clubs for children in Dún Laoghaire with Story Crew. 

 

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 2018/2019 – 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

Finishing Your Children's Book 

Advanced Picture Book Day with Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick 

 

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