Cowgirls and haikus

Frankie busy at work on her story We finished off our Character, Place, Dilemma stories this week – although several  of the Piglets, on re-reading their work, decided that they wanted to start all over again! Here is the beginning of Frankie’s story, who wrote about a cowgirl, a cottage in Spain and the challenge… read more »

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Character, Place, Dilemma

Ruben reading We started off the Piglets session today with some word association games to get us in the creative, wordy mood and then we got down to starting some stories. The structure for the story came from writing down some characters, places and dilemmas on pieces of paper and then picking them at random…. read more »

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Sound Detectives

Ruben and Leo with giant ears Last week the Piglets group and I had lots of fun trying on giant ears and imagining what sounds we could hear if we had extra sensitive hearing. We then wrote poems based on these imagined sounds. I have to admit, this session was a bit of a trial… read more »

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Once upon a …

Well the Saddlebacks have started off the new term with an ambitious project to write some proper short stories. We looked at a few good examples from Carter, Hemingway and Mansfield and then got down to it… Ione made a great start with this intriguing opening:  “I run out of the door and slam it. The noise… read more »

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Giant leapers

Experimenting is what we like doing best at Little Green Pig. Lucy and I don’t plan our sessions or topics for our writing workshops weeks in advance. What works best for us is trying out new things, throwing out an idea and letting the children run (or write) with it. Sometimes things work, and we… read more »

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Behind the scenes

We’re on an Easter holidays at Little Green Pig for the next couple of weeks, but Lucy and I seem to have been busier than ever, writing a funding application to apply for a small amount of money to keep the club going. One of the best things about writing it was passing on all… read more »

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Speaking out

On Thursday 20th March we had our first performance by three of our writers from the Saddlebacks group. They performed as part of an Open Mic night for young people at Jubilee Library, alongside some writers from the BHASVIC writers collective. It was a great night, and refreshing to hear some young voices – so many open mic… read more »

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Picnicking Pigs in Hats

Over the last two weeks we’ve had two guest workshop leaders, Anna and Emily, lead workshops on drama and writing monologues, with fantastic results. Our Piglets and Saddlebacks each chose a hat to wear and then and were transformed into fashion designers, sailors, cowgirls, artists and even a Basque chef! Everyone really enjoyed writing in… read more »

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Getting ready to perform!

Well, despite a pretty soggy February, we’ve been having a great time at the writing sessions over the last few weeks. We had fun with limericks and silly rhymes last week and are now really excited about our guest workshop leader who will be visiting on 11th and 18th March to do some creative stuff… read more »

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