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Want to Write & Illustrate a book?

Want to Write & Illustrate a book?

Duration:4 hours total
Includes:Drinks
Languages:Offered in English
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About your host

I am a successful published author & illustrator (157 books in 22 different languages) & have been sharing my skills, teaching in schools and workshops with adults & children for 20 years. I really believe everyone has a story inside them & it is my absolute pleasure to share the unique talents I have to bind those tales carefully into a book where they can live and be loved for lifetimes to come.
Emma
Emma
Emma
Emma

What we’ll do

You'll arrive with nothing but your imagination. The train station is a 10 min walk from my studio or there is a car park a 2 min walk away. I'll teach you how to use my materials and I'll show you how to structure, write and draw a picture book story for children. By the end of the day you'll have your very own book, written and illustrated by you, to treasure on your book shelf, read to loved…

What else you should know

Stories don't need skilled artists or articulate writers to tumble onto a page, so please don't worry if you haven't picked up a pen since school. Bring nothing on the day but courage & imagination!

What I’ll provide

Drinks
Tea, coffee and juice There are some fabulous (and award winning) little deli's, bistros, cafes and restaurants all 2 mins walk from my studio.

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Where you'll be

I wrote and illustrated 159 published books (in 22 different languages) in the 16th Century Cottage called Buttercup Studios, where we'll be working. It's located 2 mins walk from the sea & I'll open the attic door and let you peak into the room where I write and draw now. I rent out Buttercup Studios as accommodation through airbnb, so if we're unable to use the space I have an alternative venue a few miles away in Shepherdswell, Kent.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

More tips

Stories don't need skilled artists or articulate writers to tumble onto a page, so please don't worry if you haven't picked up a pen since school. Bring nothing on the day but courage & imagination!

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Emma
Want to Write & Illustrate a book?
8 reviews
$270/person
8 reviews
$270/person