This is what's on our mind as we go about our storytelling business.
What's on yours?
A special report from our volunteer writing mentor, Sarah Farley, on our latest writing wheeze. Read on! “This summer I helped at four very special writing workshops.
Listen up chaps! The Chief is looking for a new Minister:
Our School’s Story Making Workshops are one of the most popular parts of our regular programme at the Ministry. And it’s no wonder why, the groups of school children who attend arrive with just their imaginations and leave as published authors!
During his time at the Writer’s Desk at the Embassy, Writer in Residence Nick Hornby wrote a jolly good short story featuring none other then Henry VIII and Mary Poppins.
Here follows a log entry by volunteer Peter Matessi, who is mid way through writing a soap opera with students from Mulberry Girls School. Excellent, Minister!
“When they had got up to the door they both went to grab hold of the handle. It was so cold, like it hadn’t been touched in centuries…”
Eye-catching. We at the Ministry believe that things should be eye-catching. It came to our attention that there was a jaw-droppingly, eye-poppingly fantastic session with a name as dull as dishwater – the Drop In sessions.
Not sure what to read next? Take advice from some experts. In our Ministry quest to find out what young readers are enjoying, we spent two days with Year 7 students from Bridge Academy the Ministry on a mission to review and rate ‘Dream On’ by Bali Rai.
The second in our trio of book reviews by young readers for young readers comes from Cardinal Pole School. We needed their assistance to review and rate ‘The Uniform’ by Tommy Donvaband.