|What will you find?|
In 2011, the National Association for Literature Development and 'The Found Materials Network' identified Story Scavenger Hunts as "a unique and creative literature project".
So - what’s a Story Scavenger Hunt?
|Story Extract from school Scavenger Hunt|
“Thanks for a great day. I haven’t felt that inspired for a long time! And it was such fun. The photo exercise was definitely my favourite – absolutely loved it.” ~ Helen ~
Who can be a Story Scavenger?
Story Scavengers can be young or old, experienced writers or absolute beginners. They encourage spontaneous, imaginative writing - that's about just doing it - enabling writers to escape their inner-critic and experiment with something new.
"It gave my creativity a much needed shake-up and all of a sudden I seem to be full of stories to write again." ~ Roberta ~
Of Story Scavenger Hunts, Wendy says:
“All writers are scavengers. We gather the scraps of our lives, and steal pieces of other people's too - and turn them into words. Story Scavengers are treasure hunters, adventurers, eavesdroppers, pirates, hijackers, poets, dreamers. Story Scavenging is about taking writing out of the classroom and away from the desk, it's about discovering and exploring and trying something new. Most of all it should be fun.”