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Story Creators: Imagine the Future with Sita Brahmachari

Everything is Connected Event
Selection of books with illustration of young person
  • 11 Nov 2023 View Dates & Times

    The expected runtime of this event is 90 minutes

  • Workshop
  • Teens
  • £10 Per Person

Work with professional author, Sita Brahmachari in this hands-on writing workshop for young people aged 12-16.

If you haven’t yet read the story you want to read… Write it!
Have you got a random imagination?
Are you a doodler and a daydreamer?
Do you think in What If’s?

Sita Brahmachari unravels her patchwork storytelling quilt to share how to find your writing voice. Through discussion, readings, fun exercises and sharing magical objects Sita invites you on a treasure hunt of the imagination to discover the palette of your own storytelling.

Bring along a notebook and an object or a photo that connects to your world.

Unleash your potential and embrace the magic of storytelling! There will also be an opportunity to share and celebrate your masterpiece at a special event on Saturday 25 November, 14.30-16.00 at The Story Museum, book your free place here.

Session runs 11:00-12:30. For ages 12-16

In partnership with the Cultural Programme as part of the Everything is Connected season.

At The Story Museum we believe that finances should not impact a young person’s ability to access the arts. Therefore, we offer bursaries for the course price and related travel expenses for low-income families. To apply for a bursary place, please email our learning team.

If you know of young people who would benefit this course, please contact us

About Sita

Sita Brahmachari is a nationally and internationally award-winning writer of plays, short stories, poetry and novels for children and young adults. Sita has an MA in Arts Education from The Central School of Speech and Drama (2000).

Sita’s debut novel ‘Artichoke Hearts’ won the Waterstones Children’s book prize, 2011. ‘Tender Earth’ was honoured by the International Board of Books for Young People in 2019. Her most recent novel ‘When Shadows Fall’ was shortlisted for the Carnegie medal, 2023.

Protecting the environment, belonging, community, migration, refugee journeys, equality and diverse representation are the heart of Sita’s writing. Many of her novels have been endorsed by Amnesty International for their power to speak for the rights of children. The best-selling environmental novel ‘Where The River Runs Gold’ was Waterstones Book of the Month and ‘The River Whale’ was a World Book Day story 2020.

Sita was the twelfth Book Trust Writer in Residence, is associate Lecturer in Creative Writing on the MA at Goldsmiths University, a Royal Literary Fund Fellow and Writer in Residence at Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants. Sita works regularly in schools and at Festivals and in partnership projects with The National Literacy Trust, The Reading Agency, and Empathy Lab UK. In the summer of 2023 Sita was the lead author of ‘Rewilding Dream’ for the South Bank’s national ‘Imagine a Story’ project in which 2,500 children contributed their writing and passion for environmental protection.

  • 11 Nov 2023 View Dates & Times

    The expected runtime of this event is 90 minutes

  • Workshop
  • Teens
  • £10 Per Person

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