Writing for Pleasure Conference


July 13, 2018, 11:45 at Canterbury Christ Church University

Writing for Pleasure

Hosted at Canterbury Christ Church University in collaboration with the Primary English Research Hub, United Kingdom Literacy Association, the Shepway Teaching Alliance and Writing Rocks, this day event focusing on Writing for Pleasure includes keynote speeches from renowned author and educationalist Michael Rosen and myself as well as a selection of writing for pleasure workshops led by professionals from across the writing community.

Available workshops include:
– Developing writing journals.
– Spelling for pleasure.
– Writing memoir with children.
– Teachers as writers.

Further information:
This event is a Regional Conference for the UK Literacy Association, a registered charity that has been working to improve Literacy in the United Kingdom since 1963. You can find out more about the UKLA, including how to become a member at https://ukla.org/.

The keynote speeches and workshops will explore what we mean by ‘writing for pleasure,’ and how schools can create conditions that promote writing as a pleasurable experience and to promote a love and ownership of writing which will be continued into children’s personal and working lives long after they leave school.