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Catch up on Summer Camp

11th Jul 20

Earlier this month Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell ran an online 'Summer Camp' for children and young people, introducing poets, illustrators, storytellers and authors. If you missed it, you can catch up with the videos here.

'Inspiring Magic Ideas'

Get a glimpse into the work-in-progress notebooks of leading authors and illustrators with Liz Pichon, David Almond, Dapo Adeola, Chris Riddell and Allen Fatimaharan revealing the inspiration behind their much-loved stories and their creative process.

'Drawing Day'

Celebrating drawing and the art of illustration with Nadia Shireen, Marta Altes and Sarah McIntyre, who present a step by step drawing masterclass, plus a Summer Camp themed online art lesson from Guinness World Record holder Rob Biddulph.

'Poetry and Performance'

Young People's Laureate Theresa Lola leads a poetry workshop and there are readings and tips from Laura Dockrill, Joshua Seigal and Joseph Coelho, plus Cressida reads some of former Laureate Michael Rosen's most loved poems.

'Reading Aloud Around the World'

International Children's Laureates from around the world unite with Cressida for a Laureate readathon, with Jason Reynolds (US), Eloise Williams (Wales), Aine Ni Ghlinn (Ireland), Ursula Dubosarsky (Australia) and Manon Sikkel (The Netherlands), to celebrate the power of sharing a story.

'Writing Masterclass'

Eoin Colfer, Zanib Mian, and Sharna Jackson help aspiring writers with a masterclass containing plenty of story starter ideas, advice on creating characters, and how to build an imaginary world.

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