Lockdown Lives: Steven Vinacour

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What to expect

Steven Vinacour is a director, screenwriter and author and father-of-two who's lending his creative talents to children in a fun, unique way.

Through a series of Facebook live streams, he is enlisting the help of his young viewers to write a story together. They'll be providing him with writing prompts to use, character ideas and plot lines that he needs to weave together into a collaborative story. Every contributor gets a mention in the final book, meaning they'll be a real author!

If you've been looking for creative writing exercises for kids, this interactive activity is perfect for getting kids excited about writing, and having a book in their hands that they've helped write is also a great way to encourage them to read.

With a history in TV and film, Steven is no stranger to the screen, and he's joining Kidadl in a live Q&A on Tuesday 12th May at 4.30pm. He'll be explaining the story behind this project, giving tips on how to improve writing skills and get kids into creative writing, and finding new ways to make it fun. Don't miss it!

If you would like to see more Q&As, check out our Lockdown Lives. You'll find chats with child psychologist Dr Amy Stanton, musician Nick Cope, travel and lifestyle content creator Bella & Bunny and family blogger Gabi Gandolfini.

What you'll need

  • A strong WiFi connection
  • If you've got any questions for a real author, Steven will be answering a few in the live stream so come prepared!

What you'll do

  • Join Steven as he shares how his family has been spending the last few months, how creative writing has helped him and his kids and what steps you can take to get your kids to write.




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Kidadl is on a mission to turn everyday moments into something extraordinary. Our goal is to bring families together in ways that live long beyond the moment, and to make unforgettable memories that put the fun into family life. We are hosting a series of Lockdown Lives events, featuring an impressive host of experts from the worlds of parenting, entertainment and beyond to find out how everyone else is taking each day as it comes.

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