Workshops will inspire bestsellers of the future

A Corby writer is hoping to inspire the bestselling authors of the future at a series of Creative Writing Workshops taking place next month.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 8th June 2017, 1:31 pm
Updated Thursday, 8th June 2017, 1:35 pm

The free sessions, aimed at children and young people aged from ten to 21, are being held at Corby Library and will be held on all five Saturday mornings in July, from 10-11am.

They are being run by NIcky Peacock, an established Corby author who has written two young-adult book series and published dozens of short stories in anthologies with publishers all over the world.

Nicky said: “When I first started out as a young writer, I searched for someone local to guide and encourage me, but I didn’t find anyone. Now that I am a published author, rather than complain that I didn’t find the help when I needed it, I decided to become that help for the next generation of writers.

“Corby Library is so supportive of the creative arts; it was a natural place for me to volunteer and run these workshops.”

A number of workshops were held in April 2017 and proved so popular that Corby Library decided to plan more.

A spokesman for the library said: “The workshops are free but places are limited, so if your child is between ten and 21-years-old, book their place as soon as possible by emailing [email protected] with the email title ‘Creative Writing Workshops July.”