Our students, together with Kelly McCaughrain (Children's Writing Fellow) and Fighting Words NI are making tiny masterclasses on all aspects of creative writing, helping the next generation of young writers find their words.
Engaging introductions to new writing or to literary ideas
Exercises or tips for young writers to tell their own stories,
or for young readers to gain a deeper understanding of the stories they love
Brevity! (videos up to five minutes long)
Tiny Masterclasses are aimed at younger readers or writers (primary school or older), and should inspire young people to read, and write their own stories.
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Flash Fiction with Kelly McCaughrain
Kelly McCaughrain shows us how we can tell stories in just a few words, that leave our readers wanting more.
I Remember... with Sam Thompson
Sam Thompson shares a very useful exercise if you ever get stuck for something to write. 'I remember' is a great way to start telling a story that only you can tell.
People Watching with Shahminee Selvakannu
Shahminee leads us through a useful exercise for collecting and building up characters - people watching!
Soundmaps: with Andrew Rahal
Andrew makes a sound map of his backyard, and tells us how we might use the sounds around us in our own stories or poems.
Food: with Cara Marks
Cara reads two poems about food, and asks us to think about how food is described and enjoyed (or not!) in poems and stories.
Point of View: with Carmel O'Reilly
Carmel shares some stories told from different points of view, and shows how each perspective gives us different ways to understand a character or tell a story.
Odes: with Milena Williamson
Milena reads 'Ode to My Socks' by Pablo Neruda, and shares some tips for writing your own poems about the people, places, (and socks) that you love.