Folkestone Schools Writers Workshop


April 13, 2019 by Tim Prater

Once again, we are very happy to support the local short story writing workshop to be run on the 3rd July at the Harvey Grammar School, Folkestone, at which Marcus McCabe, one of our shortlisted under-22 writers from 2018, will be speaking.

This workshop is for local secondary school aged short story writers. Last year’s event, attended by young writers from local schools, was a successful mixture of discussion and group and individual work with useful tips and comments on the 2018 theme. We are looking forward to taking part again this year at the Harvey Grammar School and meeting young aspiring writers.

This event is by invitation only to students at the Harvey Grammar School and Folkestone School for Girls. However there are workshops available to any writer – and free for Under 22s – being held in Folkestone in May and June.


Theme: Motion

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