My Itinerary ({: itinerary.length :})

{: event.badge :}

{: event.title :}

{: event.dates :} {: event.dateDescription :}
{: item :}
Suitable for {: item :}

Story Shapers

Are you a passionate young story fan aged 12-16 looking to take your love for stories to the next level? Look no further! Welcome to Story Shapers, an exciting new skills development programme designed exclusively for story lovers like you.

We have three exciting new programmes for you to choose from, Story Curators, Story Creators and Story Connectors, so whatever your specialty there will be something for everyone! Keep reading to find out more about each programme.

An open book with fairy lights in the background

Come and join us on our Story Creators courses. Discover different ways to tell your story, and work with professional story makers to craft it into heart-stopping words.

Perhaps you already write and want to take your writing further, or perhaps you have something to say but can’t find the right way to express it. Or perhaps you are somewhere in between. Either way and every way, this course is for you!

We have a variety of workshops and courses for you to choose from below. Everyone participating will be invited to perform the piece they most want to share on our Story Creators Showcase on Tuesday 25 June, performing alongside a reputed professional writer.

Taster Day

Friday 27 October, 10:00-16:00

A day exploring stories in spoken word, poetry and hip hop lyrics. You will start with a workshop with celebrated Oxford MC and poet Rawz and learn how to create your own lyrics. £44 per person.
Book tickets here

Short Story Writing Workshops: Imagine the Future

A unique opportunity to work with professional authors to hone your writing skills and learn how to craft a short story inspired by the future. Get ready to unleash your imagination with a 90-minute writing workshop for ages 12-16! There will also be an opportunity to share and celebrate your masterpiece at the special event on Saturday 25 November at 14:30 at The Story Museum. £12 per session. In partnership with the University of Oxford: Humanities Cultural Programme

Saturday 11 November, 11:00-12:30
Work with professional author, Sita Brahmachari to hone your writing skills and learn how to craft a short story inspired by the future.
Book tickets here

Saturday 18 November, 11:00-12:30
Work with professional author, Patience Agbabi to hone your writing skills and learn how to craft a short story inspired by the future.
Book tickets here

Story Creator Courses

Each course is booked as a package of 3 sessions. Tuesdays, 16:30-18:30. £36 per course. Click on the title to go to the booking page

Poetry and Spoken Word
Tuesday 23 January
Tuesday 30 January
Tuesday 6 February

Scripts and Sketches
Tuesday 5 March
Tuesday 12 March
Tuesday 19 March

Short Stories and Flash Fiction
Tuesday 30 April
Tuesday 7 May
Tuesday 14 May

    Song Lyrics and Ballads
    Tuesday 4 June
    Tuesday 11 June
    Tuesday 18 June

    Story Creators Show Case
    Tuesday 25 June, 17:00-20:00