Creative Writing in Schools

Out Of School Alliance Member

Creative Writing in Schools

Out Of School Alliance Member

After School Creative Writing Club
Greenfield Primary School

I am currently working with Year 4, 5 and 6 children at Greenfield Primary School, running an after school creative writing workshop.
New sessions starting in September 2018. Sign up now for more information and to register your child’s place.

Spark Young Writers
Kidderminster Group

I am currently employed by Writing West Midlands to lead their Kidderminster Group for young writers in school years 7-12

For more information on the Kidderminster Spark Young Writers group, and other groups around the West Midlands, please visit the Spark Young Writers’ page.

Spark Young Writers
Kidderminster Group

I am currently employed by Writing West Midlands to lead their Kidderminster Group for young writers in school years 7-12

For more information on the Kidderminster Spark Young Writers group, and other groups around the West Midlands, please visit the Spark Young Writers’ page.

After School Creative Writing Group
Redhill Comprehensive School

In the school year beginning September 2018 I will be running a new creative writing group at Redhill School, for school years 7, 8 and 9.
Sign up now for more information and to register your child’s place.

Ken Preston

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I am an experienced author of several novels and short stories in different genres, writing in the fields of horror, romance and young adult fiction.
I have also been working with young people and adults for over three years in leading creative writing workshops.
Writing West Midlands, a leading charity for promoting reading and encouraging creative writing, employ me to run their Spark Young Writers’ group in Kidderminster every month.
With Writing West Midlands I am also involved in the ‘Read On’ project, a partnership between seven EU countries that aims to encourage young people to read more.
I have led creative writing sessions for primary school children, teenagers, adults and adults with learning difficulties.
I am DBS checked and a member of the National Association of Writers in Education. I speak regularly in schools on creative writing, and at charity events. I am also a regular on the open mic circuit and co-host a monthly open mic in Birmingham which is free to attend and perform.
I believe in making the world a better place through creativity and engagement. I make no apologies for being an optimist who believes that we have more opportunities than ever to connect with each other and to create amazing things.
If you would like to book me for creative writing workshops, speaking engagments, or if you simply want to get in touch, please use the form below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Contact Ken Preston

  • Hannah has loved writing club from night one and has probably never been as enthusiastic about any other club. She has continued to write stories in her spare time and I can only imagine it would have helped her work in school. The main thing is she has had fun!

    James Cole
  • Both Milo and Matilda have thoroughly enjoyed creative writing this term. Matilda has said that she feels it has helped her with her SATs this year, and helped improve her vocabulary and spelling. Milo loves anything that allows his imagination to run riot!

    Gemma Willetts-Court
  • I’ve repeated the words “thank you” so often that somehow, they don’t seem adequate enough to express my feelings of gratitude. You’ve provided me with not just an online formatting service but generosity of spirit, speed and efficiency,  dependability and trust. I regard these as rare qualities, rare qualities indeed. Caroline agrees with me and has also expressed her gratitude. A big thank you from both of us.

    Ian Smith
  • The course was focused, challenging and thoroughly enjoyable with expert delivery which had me writing in ways I didn't know I could. Fantastic, thank you.

  • This course has enabled me to see that I can write rather than just thinking about it. If you feel there is a book in you then this is the place to start. I thoroughly recommend it to anyone. Such good fun and creative.

  • "Can I just give a HUGE shout out to Nick for recommending Ken Preston’s book formatting service, and an even bigger shout out to Ken himself! Nothing was too much trouble and he delivers a great job."

    Taya Micola
  • I have enjoyed creative writing this year a lot and wish I could do it for longer because you put a lot of effort into organising our club and always listen if we ask to do specific writing. We play games as well and at the end of the night if we have time we will read out our writing which I love doing. At the end of the year we publish a book which has your own stories in. I love writing club and hope that others give it a go.

    Hannah Cole
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