13 September 2020
A Tree for Nanny Barton By Maisie Chan [Inspired by the Moat Brae Neverland Discovery Garden’s Tulip Tree and Aliisa Hyslop’s Tree Stories] Charly’s nanny had gone. His ma had told him she was in a better place, but Charly wasn’t sure where a better place could be. Surely, the best place that Nanny Barton could be was with him. He used to visit her every weekend. Every time he’d hugged her, she’d smelt of sugary tablet; she was always making it just for him to bring with him on...


23 August 2020
My First Visit to Peter Pan Moat Brae I’m writing on a drizzle-filled morning from a book lined room upstairs at Moat Brae. The room is perfect for a writer. It has a large desk, with a window and the shelves are filled with books, mainly children’s books. I admit, I have been somewhat distracted by all of the titles I am surrounded by and have been browsing the spines and flicking through pages. We writers like to call such distraction ‘procrastination’. Many of them are older books...

10 August 2020
Maisie discusses what a week away can do to help the writing process.

24 July 2020
What has Maisie been up to in the last two week? Picture books!

11 July 2020
Maisie discusses deadlines, being a mentor and what she is up to next

26 June 2020
A summary of what Maisie have been up to these past two weeks in June

12 June 2020
Why is race and representation important in Maisie's writing?

29 May 2020
A summary of Maisie's first month of being writing fellow at Peter Pan Moat Brae

15 May 2020
Maisie runs a creative writing session for children, helping them to create and imagine.

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