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Ailsa Wild: Introducing Squishy Taylor

Session Info:

Some people think story writing is something you do alone, in silence, with only your own mind for company. But, take it from an experienced collaborator, 340 kids in a room can write an amazing story together!

In this session, I’ll read you a little bit of a Squishy Taylor book then tell you how I came to write them. We’ll play some story-making games and finish by writing a massive collaborative group story on the whiteboard.

Topics covered

  • How I came to write Squishy Taylor- from being a circus performer
  • Story elements: character, setting, plot and description
  • How are stories told? (books, film, round the dinner table, through computer games etc)
  • Working together to make a story
  • Celebrating the outcome


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