Events for Young People

Ilkley Literature Festival offers a range of exciting events for young people aged 12 to 18. Whether it’s the chance to meet your favourite author, become a journalist for the day, or take part in creative writing workshops, our events for young people are sure to inspire.


Poetry and Animation Workshops

Join artist Alison Smith for a series of three free online workshops exploring poetry and animation. First, you’ll learn some creative writing techniques with poet and playwright Andy Craven Griffiths, then find out how to turn your poems into videos using stop motion animation and illustration with Alison.

Session 1: Poetry techniques with Andy Craven Griffiths

Alison Smith

Available on our YouTube channel.

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Session 2: Storyboarding, animation and illustration with Alison Smith

Available on our YouTube channel.

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Session 3: Recording voice overs and editing with Alison Smith

Available on our YouTube channel.

These workshops will be available for free on our YouTube channel.

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