Chelsea Young Writers Club – Creative Writing for Children

We teach Creative Writing and Public Speaking & Debate to children. Our workshops are led by award-winning children’s writers and coaches in central London.

Our authors and coaches have proven ability to inspire and enhance children’s creative writing, presentation, and debating abilities. What better way can there be to develop creative skills than from those who are experts in the craft?

We run both After School courses and Holiday Workshops, in different venues in central London. After School clubs run according to school term calendar and Holiday Workshops are held throughout the year, during all half term breaks and in the Christmas, Easter, Summer holidays.

Creative writing workshop programmes at Chelsea Young Writers are unique, specifically tailored by the Chelsea Young Writers team. Course outlines are exclusive to Chelsea Young Writers and structured to be inspiring for both evolving and more developed young writers.

We develop a specific theme for each term and explore a different topic every week. This Spring Term 2015 we are inspired by Shakespeare! All workshops are structured accordingly so that members can get the most out of their creative writing time. The programme is designed to encourage individual creative thinking and allow children to develop their ideas throughout the term.

Creative Writing Holiday  Workshops are written and curated by a host children’s author. Each workshop runs for three hours a day, with a fifteen minute break. During the session, the group will perform a series of small exercises leading up to writing a short story.



In Public Speaking & Debate After School & Holiday Workshops, children learn the essential elements of speaking to an audience and all the fundamental skills to deliver an effective speech or sustain a self-consistent, structured argument. At the end of the workshop, they will practice their newly learnt skills in a British Parliament-style debate! Our Public Speaking & Debate coaches are cool and inspiring, and have used their skills in places like Shakespeare’s Globe and the National Theatre.



Workshops are small in size and always about having fun and exploring new ideas, whilst developing creative skills. One thing parents and children can be sure of with Chelsea Young Writers is that it will always be exciting, enriching and, in the widest possible sense, educational, too. But, most of all, it will be really good fun!

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