Teens Challenged to read this summer
This summer, the borough’s teenagers can take part in the Teen Reading Challenge at Wokingham Borough Libraries. The Teen Reading Challenge is a way to keep reading over the summer and there are lots of wonderful books around that young people can read for pleasure.
To take up the challenge all you have to do is have a Wokingham Borough library card. If you don’t have one you can come and sign up for one at your local library. To complete the challenge teenagers need to collect a challenge card from any Wokingham Borough Library; you will receive a stamp on your card each time you read a book from all six of the genres stated. The challenge starts July 1 and runs until September 1. Any young person who completes the challenge will be entered into a prize draw for a Young Adult book filled goody bag.
There is also a Poetry and Short Story Competition for Young People. We would like Teenagers to write a poem or short story in less than 500 words on the theme of Space. Just pick up an entry form, and hand them both into your local library by Saturday September 19. There are some amazing book themed prizes this year.
Wokingham Library will be hosting special events for Teens too.
Teen Writing Workshops
Ever wanted to try writing and coming up with your own stories? Or share your ideas with other aspiring writers? If so, you’re in luck – Igniting Writing, Wokingham Library’s creative writing club, are running a series of action-packed writing workshops for anyone between 11-18 years old to take part in!
Everyone has a series they love getting sucked into, whether it’s a book, a TV show, a movie, or something else entirely. If you’ve ever wanted to explore Hogwarts, or write about Sherlock Holmes in a whole new series of adventures, this workshop is your chance to give it a go and discover an amazing range of stories you can tell with characters and settings you know and love. Saturday July 27, 10.30am to 3pm
Once Upon a Fairy Tale
Classic fairy tales, like Jack and the Beanstalk and Cinderella, have been retold countless times. But what is it about those stories that make fairy tales so timeless? And how can they be reimagined and written in the modern day? This workshop will focus on the core elements of fairy tale stories, from characters to settings, and give you the chance to create your own fictional fables. Saturday August 3, 10.30am to 3pm
Both of the workshop sessions will include fun writing exercises, group discussions and some useful tips and tricks to sharpen your writing skills. There will be a lunch break, so make sure you bring something with you. £5 charge, per session. Places must be booked by calling Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368.