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Want to Write & Illustrate a book?

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 8 reviews.Whitstable, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Emma

4 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Bring your own story to life with a professional

You'll arrive with nothing but your imagination. The train station is a 10 min walk from my studio or there is a car park a 2 min walk away.

I'll teach you how to use my materials and I'll show you how to structure, write and draw a picture book story for children. By the end of the day you'll have your very own book, written and illustrated by you, to treasure on your book shelf, read to loved ones or give as a gift to someone very special.

The materials we might use will be:
paper, ink, scissors, pencil, glue, tape and paint. I'll provide everything you'll need (and make sure it's age appropriate.....little ones won't be using sharp blades to cut!).

What's included

  • Drinks
    There are some fabulous (and award winning) little deli's, bistros, cafes a...
From £125
/ person
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Meet your host, Emma

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 8 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a successful published author & illustrator (157 books in 22 different languages) & have been sharing my skills, teaching in schools and workshops with adults & children for 20 years.
I really believe everyone has a story inside them & it is my absolute pleasure to share the unique talents I have to bind those tales carefully into a book where they can live and be loved for lifetimes to come.
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Where you'll be

I wrote and illustrated 159 published books (in 22 different languages) in the 16th Century Cottage called Buttercup Studios, where we'll be working. It's located 2 mins walk from the sea & I'll open the attic door and let you peak into the room where I write and draw now.
I rent out Buttercup Studios as accommodation through airbnb, so if we're unable to use the space I have an alternative venue a few miles away in Shepherdswell, Kent.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

Susan
March 2019
I'm on a journey with the aim of becoming a published author. With this in mind, I take part in anything I can that helps me on my way. I am so, so glad I 'tripped over' this experience whilst checking out B+B options on Air B+B. Emma was very generous in sharing anything she could related to the writing pathway, and I feel I now have an armoury of very useful new information to help me on my way. Thank you SO much Emma
I'm on a journey with the aim of becoming a published author. With this in mind, I take part in anything I can that helps me on my way. I am so, so glad I 'tripped over' this exp…
Michael And Elizabeth
December 2018
What a wonderful mini workshop! I had the best time. Emma was able to work her magic and get my story out of me and somehow by the end of the session I had a beautifully handbound little childrens story book written and illustrated by me! A miracle! I was a little hesitant to do this course as I am not a writer nor an artist but in the end that didnt matter at all so dont let this put you off doing this workshop as its brilliant and so much fun. Whitstable is gorgeous and my only regret was that I didnt get there earlier to look around.
What a wonderful mini workshop! I had the best time. Emma was able to work her magic and get my story out of me and somehow by the end of the session I had a beautifully handbound…
Tanya
September 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed my session this evening with Emma and managed to learn so much in just a few hours. I came away with a lovely keep sake that I created and illustrated as a result of the course and also left with an even greater drive to keep on striving to one day becomming a children's author too.
Thoroughly enjoyed my session this evening with Emma and managed to learn so much in just a few hours. I came away with a lovely keep sake that I created and illustrated as a resul…
Kimi
June 2018
Emma was very professional at teaching. Practical and creative at the same time! Her studio in Whistable was just right beside a wonderful beach, I regretted that I didn’t plan to spend more time there. I will definitely come back! Thank you Emma:)
Emma was very professional at teaching. Practical and creative at the same time! Her studio in Whistable was just right beside a wonderful beach, I regretted that I didn’t plan to…
Sandra
June 2018
My daughter, Nina found it like a story book. Really appreciate the sweet inspiration of Emma. It’s a welcome change from my daughter’s daily grind. Thank you.
Vicki
May 2018
A fabulous experience. Emma was skilled, knowledgeable, informative, creative and fun. The afternoon was such a pleasure and I have written and illustrated a children's book. I learned so much. Thanks Emma.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

More tips

Stories don't need skilled artists or articulate writers to tumble onto a page, so please don't worry if you haven't picked up a pen since school. Bring nothing on the day but courage & imagination!