Africa Writes x Arvon at Home present Writing for Middle Grade Children


Monday 11 October, 11:00-13:00 (BST)
Venue: Zoom
Tickets: FREE

With Jasmine Richards.

Discover key tips and industry insight in writing for middle grade children.

Drawing on over fifteen years in the children’s publishing industry, and an author of a dozen children’s books ranging from picture books to YA, Jasmine Richards invites writers curious and experienced into the world of writing for middle grade children (ages 8 – 12 years). What are the essentials in creating a believable, imaginative and successful tale that engages young minds? In this one-off masterclass, you will learn the useful tools and techniques in what it takes to write for middle grade children 

This masterclass is presented by Africa Writes and Arvon.

Structure of masterclass:

The masterclass will be delivered via Zoom and will last two hours (11:00 – 13:00 BST) including a break and time for you to write. You will need to have a computer or smart device and a reliable internet connection in order to participate. This is a live event, which will not be recorded.


About Jasmine Richards:

Jasmine Richards has worked in children’s publishing for 15 years and written a dozen books for children, ranging from picture books to YA. Her most recent book is Aziza’s Secret Fairy Door written under the pen-name Lola Morayo. Jasmine is a writer in the Happy Here anthology and her new novel, The Unmorrow Curse, publishes in May 2022. Jasmine is also the founder of Storymix, an inclusive children’s fiction production company. 

Image credit: Karen Ball



Africa Writes 2021 returns from 4 – 24 October. You can join us in celebrating the imagination, pleasure and activism within contemporary African literature either online, at 180 The Strand and the British Library. Learn more about the programme here.