Magic can be dark and dangerous, monsters embody our darkest fears, most fairy tales are just a step away from horror stories… Yet magic, monsters and fairy tales are the ingredients of many of our favourite children’s books! Join Lari Don, award-winning children’s writer, to discuss why and how to use old tales to inspire new kids’ fiction, and to explore ways to enchant and excite young readers.
Lari Don has worked in politics and broadcasting, but is now a full-time writer and occasional storyteller. She grew up in the north-east of Scotland, and lives in Edinburgh. She is the author of the four Fabled Beasts Chronicles novels, Rocking Horse War, and the award-winning Mind Blind for young teens. She also writes picture books, including The Tale of Tam Linn and The Secret of the Kelpie.
This workshop is for writers aged 16+
Running time: 90 minutes
Tickets: £10/ £8 concession
Venue: Cheviot Room
This workshop is supported by the Edinburgh Napier University’s MA Creative Writing.
The Masters in Creative Writing at Edinburgh Napier University loves science fiction, fantasy and horror, making it unique among postgrad degrees. The MA focuses master-class feedback and one-to-one mentoring instead of the usual peer review workshops, preparing students for life as professional genre writers. It offers specialist modules on writing graphic novels and YA fiction, important creative areas ignored by other writing programmes.