Disney Winnie the Pooh Laureate Jude Lennon is being supported by former Lord Mayor and business mentor Councillor Gary Millar in creating interest in her introductory courses about writing for children.
They are aimed at people passionate about books or writing, or if they are a lover of children’s literature, or are longing to write their own children’s stories.
Cllr Millar said: “During my year as Lord Mayor I came across hundreds of fascinating stories and of course our city’s and region’s storytellers are legendary. Through Jude Lennon we now have the opportunity to put pen to paper and pass on these wonderful stories to our children.
“When Jude and her mascot Little Lamb dropped in to my Thursday Business Clinic at Central Library for advice and mentoring we clicked immediately – her Little Lamb Tales and her smartphone and tablet app are fantastic learning tools and her passion for helping children’s and future storytellers are truly inspiring. I wish Jude well with her courses, her stories and her app and I hope you can help support this local business and story teller.”
Jude Lennon award winning children’s writer says “Great childhood books stay with you for life and can be shared time and again. Children’s stories are the best way to explore imagination and creativity. I love writing for children! Being surrounded by words, books, adventures, journeys and stories is the perfect way to spend time. Many people would love to write for their children or grandchildren but don’t know where to start. Many people already have a story in their heads; they just haven’t put it on paper yet. Many people may wish to find like-minded people to bounce ideas off without having to enrol through a college. This course is an introduction to writing for children and is perfect for anyone who is passionate about children’s books or has an interest in words, literature and writing. If that sounds like you, come and join us!”
Kath Roberts a previous delegate at Courses for Budding Writers, Carnival of Words Festival, said: “It was brilliant! Even more interesting and informative than expected! A wide range of books covered, stimulating discussion and ideas from other members of the group on the important aspects of children’s literature resulting in a useful list. I will keep a notebook handy and keep on writing!”
The creative writing courses are being held at the following locations on 27 June:
• Hope Place Cafe, Woodchurch Street, Prenton CH42 9LE • The Reader Organisation, Calderstones Park, Liverpool, L18 3JB