About the workshops

A Maze of Story conducts free creative writing workshops where children are empowered to think creatively and express themselves in words. At each workshop, children are able to transform their ideas into stories and take them from draft into print.

Each workshop is conducted over five weeks.

In bringing the workshop to a school it is important we engage with children who will most benefit from our workshops, so principals and teachers are asked to select 12 suitable children from grades 4-7 to take part.

Once a workshop has been scheduled, a story-weaver and six trained volunteer tutors – one for each pair of children — will come to the school to run the sessions of the workshop. With their help, each child will create and then polish their story so that it is being told in the most interesting way.

At the completion of each workshop, the twelve finished stories are transcribed, collated, and published as a chapbook. Each child who participates will be presented with their own chapbook, and a copy will also be given to the school to be placed in the school library.

We have received extremely positive feedback from each of the schools we have completed workshops at.

A Maze of Story aims to enrich children’s imaginations, encouraging them to write creatively and to be delighted with the stories they have imagined.

Watch the following video shot during one of our workshops held at Morley Primary School: