Writing Fairy Tales Worskhop

Picture of a child holding a staff walking towards a bridge.

A free, two part workshop focusing on writing new, original fairy tales led by author Sherryl Clark.

Part 1

How to write new, original fairytales, rather than rewriting or ‘fracturing’ old, familiar ones.

Sherryl will describe her PhD research on why fairy tales have endured for hundreds of years. Why they resonate with us so strongly. Their use in child therapy and show modern examples.

Then Sherryl will explain the creative process she developed based on the concept of ‘free writing’ with particular prompts.

Part 2

A writing workshop beginning with a reading followed by a range of images as prompts provided for participants to write their own tales.

Free entry

Limited spaces - prior registration essential.

Bring a notebook and pen.


Register by email to sherrylclarkbackup@gmail.com

Picture of Sherryl Clark, author.

About Sherryl Clark

Sherryl Clark has more than 70 children's and young adult books published, but her passion for crime fiction won out. After being short-listed for the CWA Debut Dagger in 2018, she now has three crime novels published with Verve UK and several more manuscripts in waiting. She divides her time between writing and working as a freelance editor after 23 years of teaching creative writing.


  • Saturday, 24 February 2024 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


May Bain Room, Whangārei Central Library, 5 Rust Avenue, Whangārei, 0110, View Map

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