Sun 5th May, 2019, 10:17am to 11:17am
Suitable for young people aged 12+.
This one-day workshop will introduce young writers to the exciting and evolving world of journalism. Fake news is rife and news moves at a faster pace than ever; this practical and fun workshop is designed to help youngsters think like journalists, analyse and critique the news and introduce basic writing, reporting, interviewing and editing skills. The day is led by:
Sharon is a content editor and designer working for the Trinity Mirror Group. Previously, she worked as a news and features journalist for 30 years. She is experienced in the design and production of publications as well as generating online audiences for businesses across the East Midlands.
Sian is a writer, qualified teacher and workshop leader. In her current role as Education Manager for Writing East Midlands, she runs a programme of literature events and writing groups for young people. She is also a commercial copywriter, an award-winning poet and her first novel was recently shortlisted for Penguin's Write Now prize.