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Wed, 15 Dec


Online Workshop


Explore the form, discuss ideas around writing for children and take part in a bite-sized interactive workshop

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Time & Location

15 Dec 2021, 18:00 – 21:00

Online Workshop



How do you take an idea and turn it into a children's book? What age group are you aiming at, picture books or young adult? We will explore how to start writing for children whether fiction or non-fiction, build characters and narrative alongside an overview of what publishers expect and want.

About the workshop series

Our ESF Get Creative! Cultivate Programme workshops are open to everybody - no dress code, no qualifications. We strongly believe everybody is creative, everybody ‘writes’. Writing is what you think, say, see, touch, feel and do - you just need to choose how to express it. These workshops will be fun, engaging and accessible - valuing everyday creativity.

The focus will be on exploring ways to express yourself and find your voice, where your creativity is also part of your well being.

About the Tutor

The workshops will be run by Amanda White Writer (Poet, Children's, Fiction and Travel) and Creative Practitioner with experience in education, healthcare, community and corporate settings and founder of THE DAILY HAIKU, with 11k+ members worldwide, supported by Paper Nations UK and writing for The Great Margin.

Taking part in these workshops, you will have further opportunities for support, feedback and creativity by being part of our Get Creative Community in our Facebook Group where we will also share resources, events and links to other organisations.

For programme related queries, technical issues, access information or any other query please contact

Entry requirements -

There are no formal entry requirements.


Cornish residents, who have not attended an ESF funded workshop previously, are entitled to ONE free workshop, and are subsidised by the European Social Fund, subject to completing a participant form and providing ID. Please use the ESF supported Cornish Resident ticket link to claim your free workshop.

For those outside of Cornwall, the first workshop cost is £25 for adult wage earners | £15 for those unwaged or with limited means.

We have 3 bursaries available for anyone 'Runnin' On Empty' at £5 per session. These will be offered on a first come first served basis.


What other workshops will be offered on the Cultivate Programme?

Workshops will be held on:

  • JOURNALISM - ARTICLE WRITING - Wednesday 17th November 6-9 pm
  • New 8 week course DEVELOP YOUR WRITING FOR FICTION (online)- Wednesday 24th November 6.30 - 8.30pm, Wednesday 8th December 6.30 - 8.30pm, Wednesday 5th January & Wednesday 19th January 6.30 - 8.30pm

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How many places are in each workshop?

Each workshop is limited to a maximum of 15 attendees.

Why do I need to do a participant form and ID check?

This applies to CORNISH RESIDENTS who are attending an ESF course for the first time ONLY. The Cultivate Programme is supported by the European Social Fund and as such we are required to provide proof of those attending these sessions. Once your ticket is booked we will be in touch via email with further details, and a digital sign up form you can fill in and sign online.

Participants from outside of Cornwall will not be required to complete an ESF (European Social Fund) form and ID check.

How do these workshops take place?

These workshops are delivered digitally via Zoom. A free to use app/site run by Zoom

Participants will be sent information and guidance on using Zoom after sign up, via email.

Do I have to be in Cornwall to take part?

No, you are welcome to attend wherever you are in the world.

Please note, subsidised training is available to CORNISH RESIDENTS only.

Is there a minimum age to take part?

These workshops are open to those over 18. If you are under 18 and would like to take part please contact us at

Who are Mor Media Charity/Cornwall Film Festival?

Mor Media Charity trading as Cornwall Film Festival Encouraging Creativity and Culture to Thrive in the Digital Arts through events, education, community and industry projects.

The Cornwall Film Festival is a registered charity as well as an annual celebration of Cornish and international filmmaking. It offers local and national premieres, professional development workshops, lectures and parties providing fantastic networking opportunities. Donations fund these events throughout the year, as well as the main film festival towards the end of November.


I have a question, who can I talk to?

If you have any questions about this workshop, the Cultivate Programme, or any worries about attending, please contact


  • ESF supported-Cornish Resident

    For Cornish Residents* *subject to participants form and ID check

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  • Waged Earners

    Waged Earners

    +£0.63 service fee
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  • Unwaged/Low income

    For those on a low income or unemployed.

    +£0.38 service fee
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  • Runnin' On Empty

    3 bursaries available on a first come first served basis

    +£0.13 service fee
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