Aspiring young Doncaster authors urged to pen tales

Michael Rosen
Michael Rosen

A renowned children’s author is urging Doncaster youngsters to put pen to paper and write their own stories.

Michael Rosen, the former children’s laureate, has teamed up with the Manor Farm Wacky Warehouse in Denaby Lane, Old Denaby, to find aspiring authors aged four to 10.

He is urging young authors to submit their stories in a bid to raise the profile of child literacy on World Book Day, which takes place on Thursday, March 5.

As well as selecting the best stories, Michael Rosen will use his unique and often eccentric story telling skills to bring the winning tales to life at a special reading for the three winners.

The three winning stories will be published in a Wacky Warehouse official story book, which will be available in all 81 play centres nationwide, as well as printed on a wall at the winners’ local Wackys so the stories can be read by thousands of children.

Mr Rosen said: “I’ve always been keen to encourage children to explore their thoughts and ideas, and really enjoy their imagination.”

To submit stories complete an application form at before Sunday, March 22.