Creative Young People Given Opportunity To Be Published At New Writing Summer Scheme

Excalibur Press

A Belfast based independent publishing company is giving children and teens from ages 8-17 the opportunity to see their name in print in a new book.

Excalibur Press, who publish a wide range of local Northern Ireland authors, have teamed up with North Belfast based social enterprise Wee Chicks to deliver a 3-day Kids Writing Summer Scheme later this month.

Running on Tuesday August 22, Thursday 24 and Friday 25 the sessions for 8-12 year olds and 13-17 year olds will see the young people explore a range of writing styles whilst being encouraged to share their ideas with others.

Excalibur Press owner and workshop facilitator Tina Calder said: “Since we launched in 2015 we’ve been looking for an organisation to work with to begin our children and young people’s programmes and Wee Chicks are the perfect company to work with.

“At the core of the Wee Chicks ethos is the mental wellbeing of young people, our aim is to help develop and nurture creative development through writing in children and teens so it seemed like the perfect match,

“Throughout the three days the groups will work towards writing at least one piece that will be published in a book of their writings in the autumn.

“We don’t expect any of the children to have a specific level of writing ability, we simply ask them to be interested, passionate or curious about writing and we want to show them all the possibilities out their for developing and pursuing this.”

The sessions will be broken into a morning session from 9-1pm for children aged 8-12 and an afternoon session from 2-5pm for teens aged 13-17.  Taking place at WOMENSTEC, 29 Chichester Avenue in North Belfast organisers are expecting children from all over Co Antrim and Co Down.

Kelly Molloy, owner of Wee Chicks, said: “We are delighted to be teaming up with Excalibur Press for this unique summer scheme.  After we have piloted these sessions at our introductory rate of £15 per child per session we’re hoping to deliver a range of writing and creativity based programmes for young people all year round.

“We hope that by helping young people develop their creative sides as well as running our fitness and wellbeing programmes that they can feel an improved sense of self-assurance and confidance as well as experiencing better mental and emotional health.”

If your child is curious, interested or passionate about writing contact Excalibur Press at Download an information pack from or connect on Facebook at or


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Tuesday 22nd August

Session 1 | 9-1pm | Age 8-12                    £15

Session 2 | 2-5pm | Age 13-17                  £15


Thursday 24th August

Session 1 | 9-1pm | Age 8-12                    £15

Session 2 | 2-5pm | Age 13-17                  £15


Friday 25th August

Session 1 | 9-1pm | Age 8-12                    £15

Session 2 | 2-5pm | Age 13-17                  £15

The sessions will be taking place at WOMENSTEC 29 Chichester Ave, Belfast BT15 5EH


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