Author to run children’s workshop

Owner Sara Bowers outside Steyning Bookshop
Owner Sara Bowers outside Steyning Bookshop

BUDDING young writers have the opportunity to work with a children’s author at Steyning Bookshop.

Brighton author Helen Peters will be running the children’s writing workshop at the shop, in High Street, Steyning, on Thursday, April 9, at 11am.

Bookshop owner Sara Bowers said: “Helen has done two great books set on a farm, published by the prize-winning children’s publisher Nosy Crow.”

Her debut novel, The Secret Hen House Theatre, was shortlisted for the 2013 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the hugely-anticipated sequel, The Farm Beneath the Water, had the same hallmarks of an emotionally engaging and entertaining story.

Mrs Bowers added: “Come for a fun afternoon learning about story writing at this Easter holiday activity for budding young writers.”

The workshop is suitable for children aged nine to 14. Tickets are £2, redeemable against a book. Refreshments will be served.