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Video Workshop: Recipes for Stories 10 Jul 2020

Anyone can be a writer! Join author Dave Rudden as he shares a few easy Recipes for Stories to help children develop their writing.

In this video workshop, author of the Knights Of The Borrowed Dark trilogy, Dave Rudden explains the basic building blocks of stories along with some fun writing exercises to help budding writers aged 7+ flex their writing muscles.

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We'd love to read any stories you write at home using the tips you learn from Dave here. If you would like to share them with us, please send them by email to or tag us on social media @TheArkDublin.

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About Dave Rudden

Dave Rudden’s first novel, Knights of the Borrowed Dark, was the 2016 Children’s Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards and the UNESCO Dublin City of Literature Citywide Read in 2017. He has been shortlisted for the Hennessey New Writing Prize, the Northern Irish Book Award and was the 2011 winner of the Fantasy Book Review Short Story Prize. His first Doctor Who anthology, Twelve Angels Weeping, was released in October 2018. In the last two years, he has performed in over five hundred schools, libraries, workshops, conferences, literary death matches and one pumpkin festival.

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Part of The Beautiful Beasts @ Home

This summer, enjoy a range of delightful online events and experiences in visual art, drama and dance, inspired by The Ark's collection of loveable animal sculptures, The Beautiful Beasts. Find out more about The Beautiful Beasts @ Home.

The Beautiful Beasts @ Home is part of The Ark's 25th birthday season, sponsored by BDO.