Words Weekend 2019
Seven Stories: Creative Writing Workshop inspired by Michael Morpurgo
“Before you find a voice for a story, you have to find a voice as a writer. Before you find a voice as a writer there is something even more important – you have to find something to write about.” – Michael Morpurgo
Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain’s best loved story makers, and Seven Stories is proud to be the home of Michael’s archive of notebooks and manuscripts. In this interactive and engaging session children will become archivists and explore items from Michael’s collection, before turning their hand to creative writing.
Taking inspiration from Michael’s story making process, children will choose an object to focus on as a stimulus for their story. After beginning their own piece of creative writing children will share their ideas, with the opportunity to continue their writing at home.
Start time: 1pm
Venue: Level 3 Bar
As everyone deserves equal access to entertainment, every event in Words Weekend will be accessible. In addition to the gold standard access provision at Sage Gateshead, all events will be BSL interpreted and there will be a roaming interpreter facilitating conversations throughout the venue.
Words Weekend will post a Social Story on their website for anyone who might find new situations difficult and would like to know what to expect from the festival. Sage Gateshead also offer short familiarisation visits.
We request that everyone is tolerant to the needs of other audience members, some of whom might need to take a break from a space during an event, for example. Lighting will be raised slightly higher than usual, sound levels will be limited at most events and more comfortable seating options will be offered in some spaces. Please remember that not all disabilities or health conditions are visible. If you have any questions please contact [email protected]