Catherine Johnson Workshop

The Children’s Bookshow allocates four free workshops for schools who attend a related theatre performance.

In this lively and interactive workshop, writer Catherine Johnson will work with a class of children to help them develop their own creative writing skills. After introducing herself and her books, Catherine will talk about how she goes about creating characters and developing stories. There will be lots of opportunity for the children to get writing themselves and time to share their work with the rest of the class.

Suitable for:
Yeasr 5 and 6

The children got their books today - they were so excited, we put in the book plates that you gave us, the children even took the books outside during playtime today to share the poems with their friends!!

A teacher in Manchester


What you need to know

Length of workshop:
Approx. 1 hour 15 minutes
Location of workshop:
We will come to your school
Number of children:
Workshops are for a class of 30 children
Suitable for:
Yeasr 5 and 6

Please note, a teacher must be present throughout the workshop

Materials needed

  • Flipchart or whiteboard
  • Pens and paper for the children

Book a related theatre performance to be eligible for one of four free workshops

This workshop is allocated to a school attending a specific theatre performance with 30 or more children; visit the performance page to find out more and book:

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About Catherine Johnson

Photo of Catherine Johnson

Catherine Johnson is a screen-writer and best-selling author, born in London in 1962. Her dad was from Jamaica, and her mum was Welsh. She has written many award-winning books for young readers, and is keen to tell the untold stories of characters who have been forgotten.

More about Catherine Johnson

On the day

  • Please inform your school receptionist that our artist will be arriving so they can be welcomed warmly.
  • A teacher must be present throughout the workshop.
  • Make sure that all the materials that our artist has requested are ready and available.
  • Please let us know if any of the children have particular requirements, and ensure that their normal carer is present.
  • The offer of a cup of tea is often greatly appreciated!

Have any questions? Get in touch

Liz Neville

Your contact for this performance is Liz Neville, she will be happy to answer any queries you have:

Email
liz.bookshow@gmail.com
Phone
07866 311486