Spooky Stories Workshops

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Join local authors Angela Kecojevic and Sam Pope in creating spooky characters and scary stories in time for Halloween at our Spooky Stories workshop!

What do you find scary? And what makes the best spooky stories so spooky? Learn how to create your own hair-raising stories and terrifying tales with Sam and Angela, authors of spooky children’s books The Haunting of Lindy Pennyworth and Scareground.

Sam and Angela will read from their spooky books and show you the secrets to making characters and stories that give you the heebie-jeebies! Then, have a go at creating your own spooky character or story, with a chance to share with everyone at the end.

Workshop sessions are at 10.30-12.00 and 2.00-3.30.

£3.50 per child from the Museum Shop or online.

Suitable for ages 4 – 10.

Make sure to wear your scariest costume!

Sam Pope is a writer, editor, children’s librarian and teacher based in Oxford. She writes fiction and non-fiction for both adults and children. Her debut YA novel, The Haunting of Lindy Pennyworth, was published in October 2021 by UCLan and was listed as one of Blackwell’s YA horror books of 2021.

Angela Kecojevic is a writer, school librarian and creative writing tutor for children who lives in Oxford. Her debut novel, Scareground, is a middle-grade children’s fiction novel and was published in September 2023. She is also working on an upcoming range of early readers for Oxford Reading Tree.


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