Updated: Oct 25, 2019
Writing and publishing workshops for schools
Diadem Books is an editing and publishing company based in the North East of England. For 25 years we have successfully supported writers to self-publish and promote their work.
As a former teacher, English consultant, Specialist Leader in Education and Deputy Head our Chief Editor is very excited to launch ‘Write your Future.’
‘Write your Future’ is a series of writing and publishing workshops aimed at KS2-KS4 pupils in the North East of England, taking young people on the journey of professional writers and publishers, all the way through to a professionally published copy of the pupils work -available in hardcopy and as an eBook on Amazon- culminating in a massive book launch featuring local creatives.
Introduction: An assembly to launch the workshops; Diadem Books will introduce the concept of publishing and set a pre-workshop challenge.
Workshop 1: Inspire Pupils will visit a local site of historical importance where they will be inspired by the landscape to begin drafting a portfolio of poetry and prose.
Workshop 2: Create
This is a full day in school to support the pupils in completing a first draft of their work. Live editing from a professional editor and publisher!
Workshop 3: Product and Promotion
Another full day in school covering the art of advertising and marketing. Pupils will create a social media campaign for Twitter and Facebook, as well as designing a front cover for the book. The winning cover will grace the book as it appears in hardcopy and eBook format.
The Book Launch! The efforts of all pupils will be recognised at a book launch for all the schools, pupils, staff, parents and carers involved, with local press in attendance and contributions from local creatives.
The book produced by the pupils at your school will have been professionally edited and typeset, featuring the chosen cover, and given an ISBN. Two free hardcopies per school will be awarded for the winner of best cover and best prose or poetry. Further hardcopies will be available to purchase at the launch, as well as being available as an eBook on Amazon.
This is a fantastic opportunity for children and schools, tied to Gatsby Benchmark 'Linking curriculum learning to careers' in English.
To find out how to ‘Write your Future’ please contact us.