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Inkpots books of 2017

2017 has provided a cornucopia of book delights for us all at Inkpots. Some books have also been sent to us by publishers, for review ahead of publication date. And that is exciting beyond words! So, if you are looking for Christmas present ideas, or want to expand a reading list for 2018, here are […]

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Why meeting authors matters for young writers

At Inkpots, it’s always an absolute delight to welcome an author along to run a workshop or visit one of our clubs. We have recently been lucky enough to be visited by not just one author but three! Laura Ellen Anderson came down from London on a particularly murky Saturday afternoon in mid-November, to run […]

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Author Alice Reeves visits Inkpots

We were absolutely delighted to welcome Alice Reeves, author of the Truth and Tails series of children’s books, to Inkpots on Monday 6 November. Alice spent some time with the children of our Southway Junior School Monday group, and it was a really good excuse for cake! She read one of her stories, we did […]

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The Inkpots Interview: Alice Reeves

Thanks for joining us Alice – tell us a little bit about Truth and Tails:   Truth & Tails is a joint venture between me (author Alice Reeves) and illustrator Phoebe Kirk. I first met Phoebe back in 2014 at an event for creatives at which she was speaking, and loved both her talk and […]

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The Inkpots Interview: Laura Ellen Anderson

We’re delighted that Laura Ellen Anderson, author of Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball, and contributor to The Phoenix Comic, answered some of our questions. Thanks so much Laura! Did you do lots of drawing at primary school? Oh, I LOVED to draw at Primary School. Whenever I had the chance to draw or illustrate […]

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Your child's good start at a new club

Your child’s good start at a new club

As we approach a new school term, there are also new after school clubs to consider. We already know that we will have lots of new children starting Inkpots, and I work really hard to ensure that they, and their parents, have as much information as possible beforehand. But, if you want to ease your […]

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The Inkpots interview: Dan Worsley

Dan is a master storyteller, as well as a brilliant author, and we are delighted that he was able to find some to time in his busy schedule to answer some questions from the Inkpots children. Do you write in silence or do you need some noise around you? It’s got to be really quiet […]

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Why storytelling is important for your child

Why storytelling is important for your child

Last week, at an Inkpots summer holiday workshop, three children wrote stories for almost two hours. The words simply poured out of them and the only break was for the all-important one of cake! They had all been inspired by books they had read and pictures they had seen and were very clear about where […]

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