Free creative writing project for children aged 7-11

Date published: 24 July 2022

A free creative writing project for primary-school-aged children will be taking place in Rochdale town centre on two days next month.

Literary Arts organisation, Read Now Write Now, has been awarded funding from Arts Council England to run the creative workshops for children aged seven to 11-years-old.

The theme for these workshops is all about the future and what they think life will be like in the year 2050.

During the free 1.5-hour sessions, children will get inspired, share their ideas and write a postcard to themselves from the year 2050. These postcards will then be displayed in local libraries for all to see.

Charlie Lea, from Read Now Write Now, said: “We’ve all thought about what the future might be like and through this project children will not only be able to share their ideas with others, they will also take a positive and creative step forward by writing a short postcard about it.

“Writing their postcards will boost their wellbeing and seeing their work showcased and exhibited will also give them a boost to their confidence and some well-deserved pride to hopefully inspire them to continue their writing journey not just in school but at home and into the future.

“Perhaps, the children who attend these sessions will be famous authors in 2050.”

The sessions will take place at Rochdale Central Library (within Number One Riverside) on:

  • Friday 5 August 2pm-3.30pm
  • Saturday 20 August 1pm-2.30pm

To book, all people need to do is email

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