Closed: National Teen Book Club: Become an Author!
Book Clubs in Schools (BCiS)
Passionate about reading?
Do you see being a writer in your future? This is a five week unique and
interactive opportunity for you to connect with thousands of other teen readers
across the UK to share in the first virtual book club. Between 3.30pm and
4.30pm every Wednesday for five weeks, you will be able to share your thoughts
on our chosen book. You’ll be meeting writing heroes and completing engaging
activities that help you become a better reader and writer. You can also
explore careers in the literary world.
Your participation in the
National Teen Book Club means you will get special access to purchase the
e-book for the discounted price of £0.99. The next book is Eight Pieces of
Silva by Patrice Lawrence. Over the five weeks, you will read the book and each
Wednesday between 3.30pm and 4.30pm we will meet online to:
- Discuss the book in
breakout rooms with young people across the UK, meeting a mixture of diverse
teens with a variety of viewpoints.
- Meet award winning
authors as well as comedy writers, music writers, journalists, publishers and
other writing heroes in a live Q&A.
- Interactive activities
for you to complete with other young people in the weekly events and
independently offline. There is also a creative writing opportunity related to
At the end of the five
weeks, there will be a graduating finale. The finale event is a live Q&A
with Patrice Lawrence. This is your chance to share your views on the book, ask
questions, learn more about how Patrice became an author and her writing
What will you gain through
the National Teen Book Club:
- You will meet with other
teens and build your communication and teamwork skills each week through
- A certificate from
Speakers for Schools and Book Clubs in Schools to help with your future
education and career opportunities.
- Completing the weekly tasks
fulfils the skills element of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
- Be introduced to a
variety of writing careers by meeting authors, writers and publishers and find
your future in the literary world.
Skills/Experiences You Will Gain:
Career Development Workshop
Great For Students Who Are:
Willing to learn
Keen to try new things
Interested in reading
Below are a number of questions which you will need to answer to apply for this opportunity.
What is your favourite book and why?