Barbara Henderson

Barbara Henderson

Biography

Everyone remembers the stories they loved when they were young – and we’re in a new ‘golden age’ for children’s books. But writing for children needs a range of skills and considerations that mean it’s far from child’s play! Published children’s author Bea Davenport will help you through questions of language, content, age ranges and markets in a two-hour writing-led workshop.

Bea Davenport is the writing name of former BBC journalist Barbara Henderson. Bea is a four-times published author for adults and children. Her two crime novels, In Too Deep (2013) and This Little Piggy (2014), are published by Legend Press. Her debut children’s novel, The Serpent House, was written as part of a Creative Writing PhD and published in 2014 by Curious Fox. Her latest children’s book, My Cousin Faustina (2015), was written as an interactive e-book for reluctant readers and is now in paperback with ReadZone Books. She has won several short story prizes.

All session by Barbara Henderson

Short fiction Masterclass

16: 00 - 18:00
Cleckheaton Library

Writing for Children Masterclass

10:00 - 12:00
Cleckheaton Library