Young writers to read their words at the Oxford Literary Festival
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
For the third year, the Oxford Literary Festival, will be hosting a showcase of writing by year 7 and 8 pupils from Oxford Academy. Since January they have been working with Mary Chesshyre, Beth Grimsdale, and Morgan Feldman – three students of the MA Creative Writing course at Oxford Brookes University – on a writing project that sees the children learn new skills, develop their creative imaginations and improve their self-confidence.
Through this unique project, pupils have had the valuable, and sadly rare, opportunity to immerse themselves into a world of creative writing in which their confidence in their ability increases, alongside a renewed love of writing for the sheer fun of it.
Erica Robinson, Teacher, Oxford Academy
Alongside the performance of their work on 28 March 2014 in the Dining Hall of Christchurch College, a book of their writing will also be produced and distributed to all the writers and the members of the audience. However to cover the costs of designing and printing the book we need your help. In return for a donation you will receive anything from a personal thank you, to a credit in the book, to a copy of the book!