Guardian Masterclasses


I teach one day Masterclasses for adults on How To Write For Children at the Guardian newspaper offices in London. Classes are small (16 people maximum) and usually get booked up quite quickly. The amazing Michelle Lovric, who writes for both children and adults, joins me as my guest for most sessions, and it’s a very packed day full of (I hope) useful advice and invaluable tips for writing your own children’s book.  If you’d like to book, please do contact The Guardian directly. You can also follow @guardianclasses on Twitter.

The next available date is:

  • Saturday 7th November 2015

Here are some of the nice things people have said about the courses *blushes slightly*

‘Really great overview, amazing how much we covered in one day.’

‘I felt that the topics covered were all very useful and provided a comprehensive overview of what is involved in writing children’s books.’

‘Both Lucy and Michelle were honest, open and encouraging – and very like-able! They didn’t tell us it would be easy but they also didn’t make it seem impossible.’

‘The starting activity (with everyone naming their favourite children’s book/authors) was a good way to break the ice and the regular breaks gave us a chance to get to know each other. Together with the tone set by Lucy (& Michelle), this made it a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere.’

‘Lucy was instantly fab and I’m guessing lesser authors would have struggled to cover the ground she did.’