Graphic novel writing workshop (KS2-KS3)
A writing workshop and assembly with CWC founder Robin Price is a great way to get your students writing their own mini graphic novels.
During the event students use Creative Writing Club to write their stories in pairs and design central characters for their comics.
Write a 'flooded world' story now using the workshop app!
Robin's 5 book series London Deep series is set in the future in a flooded world where rival police forces for kids and grown ups compete to keep the peace.
The series contains amazing ‘manga’ artwork by Paul McGrory and Rebecca Davy.
After a short reading with manga visuals from London Deep pupils will be ready to come up with their own concepts using CWC's science-fiction or flooded world writing frames and apps.
Tips will be tailored to suit the age and level of the class but will include: good ideas and how to have them; instant character names; how time flows in bubbles and panels; dialogue for dummies; instant editing. For KS3 we will also cover: characterisation; the importance of setting; the difference between Manga and European comics. Robin works via getting pupils to try out practical techniques.
A typical workshop lasts for one hour and culminates with a sharing phase where students read out their work on the microphone.
Ages and levels
Robin runs creative writing workshops for primary and secondary pupils – up to about Y10. In the past he has led workshops for Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust and the Young Archaeologists society and also visits international schools with Author’s Abroad. Please get in touch if you’d like to organise an event. Email [email protected] to discuss prices and availability.
Feedback from teachers:
“Robin’s “Spartapuss” assembly was a fantastic combination of Roman facts, story telling and knockabout comedy, that, whilst entertaining the whole school, also cunningly prepared the ground for their own story writing…”
“Robin’s sessions not only gave children a structure for planning a story, but really excited and inspired them so that they couldn’t wait to get writing!” Richard Smith, Deputy Head, Trafalgar School
This workshop is sure to generate some strong writing which we can upload to our epic Hall of Fame. We will leave you with a fun extension task using page borders. Some teachers like to add an editing phase before sending it. Submitting the stories is not time consuming – just take a photo on your phone and email them.
How to book this workshop
To inquire about this workshop call Yvonne Lang on 01535 656015 ext 9850 or