What’s On?

StoryCon is back for 2019 with a FREE whole-day event for teen writers to learn new skills, meet and have fun. Lunch is provided.


  • 10am Registration
  • Welcome and Keynote Speech
  • Morning Workshop
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Workshop
  • Panels and Performances
  • Free Making Sessions
  • Next Steps in your creative journey from the StoryBoard.
  • 5pm Pick Up & Goodbyes


We’re very happy to be offering a broad selection of writing & illustration workshops at StoryCon – chosen by teenagers, for teenagers. These workshops are delivered by professionals who want to give you the benefit of their skills and experience and help you to learn more about creative writing and illustration. You do not need ideas, or even experience, before you come to any of these workshops. You just need to be ready to learn and give creating something your best shot.

Morning Workshops

(90 mins, 20 participants per workshop max)

These longer morning workshops are designed to give you hands-on experience of creating something with built in time for working on your ideas. Workshop sizes are smaller, to allow more time to create with the help of a keen professional leader. Morning Workshops will include workshops in Characterisation, Editing, Making things realistic, Plotting your Novel, Gaelic Myths and culture and Illustration.  For those with any additional needs you can take breaks or leave workshop early if needed and  go to one of our quiet breakout spaces.

Afternoon Workshops

(60 mins, 20 participants per workshop max)

These workshops will help you to further develop your skills in different areas of creative writing. Afternoon Workshops will include workshops in Writing for TV, Lyric writing, Slam Poetry, Rewriting Fairytales, Dark side and Representation and Inclusion

Panels and Performances (30 mins)

New for StoryCon 2019 – these shorter sessions will include informal Q&A panels on Managing your time as a writer and Getting Your Work Out there, as well as a Storytelling  performance workshop.

Free Making Session (60 mins)

This Free Making Session near the end of the day allows you to customize your StoryCon experience and will include drop in sessions in Zine making, Graffiti and Flash poetry; or you can work on your own creative projects and spend time with your fellow StoryCon attendees.