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Happy Dyslexia awareness day!

On average, one in three children in every UK classroom is dyslexic, which amounts to around 1.2 million. This means that a number of those who come to Inkpots face challenges with reading, writing and comprehension. To celebrate Dyslexia Awareness Day, we’ve put together some resources that may help you in supporting your child, particularly […]

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A Story in a morning workshop

Our specially designed workshop is for young people age 10+ who love writing and would like the challenge of producing a story in a morning. Using a range of techniques and activities, we’ll go through the various stages of putting a story together and develop characters, plot and process. In our supportive environment, we’ll ensure everyone has fun and finds lots of inspiration too!

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Five at five: our favourite authors

Inkpots is five years old this month and, as a way of celebrating, we’re going to do five blogs sharing some of our favourite authors, books and resources. At Inkpots, there is a wide range of interests among our children and young people and it’s a real joy to link them with books which help […]

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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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