Creative Writing Club for Kids and Teens

with Tolulope Popoola, Author and Writing Coach


Hello parents!

Does your child love writing? Is he or she always scribbling in their notebooks, or would rather read a book than watch TV? Does your child one day dream of writing a book and becoming an author? Have you spotted a writing talent that you want to encourage and nurture? Then read on!

Our Creative Writing Club is for young aspiring authors (aged 8+) who enjoy writing, and want to learn how to write interesting and intriguing stories, while having fun! If you have a budding writer living with you, or you want to encourage a young person to explore and improve their creative writing skills, then this will be of great interest to you!

Your child will gain confidence in their own creative abilities, be able to brainstorm different ideas on various topics,  improve their spelling, grammar and punctuation, and become creators of their own content, instead of just consumers.

Each month, they will work on writing both fiction and non-fiction, and become versatile at writing in many different genres. At the end of each class, your child will be encouraged to read their work to the class, and their peers will give them feedback. They take the feedback on board and use it to improve on future assignments. Class size is kept small, so that each student has a chance to read their work, and receive feedback from the class and the tutor.

Many of our past students have gone on to write and publish books, create blog series, start a YouTube channel, give TEDTalks, win writing competitions and lots more! Check out our blog to read some of the stories and essays by our students!


Our Creative Writing Club provides an opportunity for your child to explore different techniques of writing fiction and non-fiction. Your child will:

  • Improve their creativity and imagination through brainstorming exercises and writing prompts
  • Learn what elements make a good story and how to weave them together
  • Improve their language and vocabulary
  • Experiment with new ideas through free writing
  • Improve their spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Enjoy writing based on child-friendly themes
  • Learn about different types of essays and how to write at least three types
  • Gain an awareness and appreciation of different writing styles
  • Learn how to read, discuss and give feedback
  • Improve their public speaking skills and boost their confidence

We won an award! Our Creative Writing Club has been named the “Most Innovative Creative Writing Club – East London” in the Greater London Enterprise Awards 2022.
A big thank you to all our students, parents and staff for making this possible. So now you can join our award winning creative writing club for kids!

Feedback from some of my students and parents

I decided to enrol my son for The Creative Writing Club after a friend recommended it to me. It was during lockdown and my plan was to stop my son when school resumed. However, he is two months back in school and is always looking forward to the next writing class on Saturdays. It has become one of his favourite routines! He has improved a lot in reading and writing. His teacher said he is always keen to share his ideas in class. I would give credit to Madam Tolu for this. Her classes are very interactive and she is interested in the opinion of every child. I would certainly recommend The Creative Writing Club. – Oghogho Izedonmwen

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Our two boys (aged 9yrs and 7yrs), started Tolu’s creative writing class about two months ago and they are really enjoying it. They look forward to joining the class every Monday evening after school. Tolu is very patient and she has really good communication skills. The boys started off not wanting to write much but now they write multiple pages of really interesting stories. Thanks Tolu – Busayo Sonuga

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I strongly recommend Tolulope Popoola as a writing coach. She is such a great teacher and is very good with children. I have the opportunity to listen in during some lessons and I hear how she asks the children the right questions that make them think and participate. She has a way of engaging them and making them feel confident in their own ideas. She challenges them to write short stories in different genres and listens patiently to each person during the lessons. My daughter enjoys the lessons and actually went on to publish her first book at 12 years. She still loves writing. Thank you Tolulope Popoola for your dedication and professionalism. – Njideka Chika Anikpo

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Creative Writing Club has helped me eminently. Throughout my lessons I have been writing mini stories and exploring characters personalities in many different ways. Creative Writing has taught me that your story doesn’t have to be absolutely perfect but you can have fun and express yourself by showing your thoughts and feelings. It has also helped me to discover different ways to use my mind’s eye to make my stories come to life. I have used a variety of films and other books to create my own stories with a unique story line. I have been taught so much and am looking forward to getting my story published by the help of my amazing teacher Tolulope and my team mates. Writing has helped me broaden my voice. – Nicole, 10 years old.

Check out some more reviews and testimonials on Google 🙂


Course Tutor:

My name is Tolulope Popoola and I’m the tutor for the Creative Writing Club. I’m an award winning Author, Writing Coach and Publisher, and the founder of Accomplish Press and The Creative Writing Academy. I love connecting with other writers and aspiring authors, no matter what age! I find it very fulfilling to bring out my student’s creative talents and abilities. I run coaching, consulting and publishing programmes for aspiring authors, and I teach Creative Writing classes for both adults and children. I have published a novel, and four collections of flash fiction stories, and written extensively for many magazines and publications. I used to be an accountant until I quit my job in 2008, now I have successfully switched careers from Accounting to Writing and Publishing.

I have received many awards, including a special Award of Excellence at the 2016 Nigerian Writers’ Awards, and was shortlisted for Diaspora Writer of the Year for the 2017 awards. I was second runner up at the Women In Publishing (UK) Awards 2012, for the New Venture Award for pioneering work on behalf of under-represented groups in society. I was recently named as one of the “most influential Nigerian writers under 40”. My first novel Nothing Comes Close was named one of the best books of 2012 by Africa Book Club. And I have also earned the nickname of Africa’s flash fiction queen for my unique flash fiction stories. My work was recently noticed by Lancome, the international luxury cosmetics company and I was featured alongside other amazing women for their “My Shade, My Power” campaign.


Classroom Sessions

Time: Every Saturday 10.00am to 12.00pm

Venue: Marshalls Park Academy, Pettits Lane, Romford, Essex RM1 4EH

Call or WhatsApp: 07487 504 045

Email: [email protected]

Fees: £120 per month (discounts available for siblings)

*One week free trial available.

To register, please fill out the Creative Writing Club – Registration Form.

If you have any questions, please get in touch, and we’ll be happy to discuss with you!


Virtual Sessions

Great news – students can also join us virtually! So, no matter where you’re based, your child can be a member of our club! We’re happy to welcome children from all the world – whether in the UK, US, Europe, Canada, Africa, Asia, etc!

The online creative writing club is held in our virtual classroom every Saturday on Skype.

If you’re interested in your child joining our online creative writing club, please fill out the Creative Writing Club Registration Form.

Once everything is confirmed, your child will be granted access to the course materials and take part in the live teaching sessions on Saturday mornings.

Time: Every Saturday 10.00am to 12.00pm UK time (via Skype)

Tutor: Tolulope Popoola – Writing Coach and Publisher 

Fees: £80 per month (discounts available for siblings)

*One week free trial available.

We look forward to welcoming new online members to our club! For any enquiries, please send an email to: [email protected] . Thank you.


Registration Form

Testimonial -
I reached out to Tolu to help in developing my daughter's creative writing skills. Tolu was very professional and supportive. My daughter enjoys the classes and this has further increased her interest in writing. I would definitely recommend the club to others.

- Ogechi Okelu

Parent
Testimonial -

Tolu came highly recommended for her teaching style by a close friend. Signing up my daughter for the creative writing club four years ago has been a wise decision and investment. The classes creates an environment for the children to express themselves, be imaginative and creative. These classes with Tolu have really developed my daughter's writing ability and vocabulary, but most of all her confidence. I highly recommend Tolu expertise and cannot wait for her to bring out the best in my son as well.

- Christiana Ugowe

Parent