Workshops - Kids


Expeditions and Explorers (7-13yo) Wed 11 July, 10am-1pm: Ed Wright
Write stories that venture into the dangerous, mythical or unknown, whether by spaceship, boat, or magic carpet.

Me and My Machines (6-12yo) Fri 13 July, 10am-1pm: Ed Wright
Invent machines, make them popular, then show what happens when the best inventions go wrong.

Loud Macaws and Muddy Paws (6-10yo) Wed 18 July, 10am-1pm: Jess Black Discover how to inject humour, surprise, suspense and loving characters into stories about your favourite animals.

One Lost Bag (6-13yo) Fri 20 July, 10am-1pm: Jess Black
Work with exotic objects left behind in suitcases, mysterious owners and the stories they attract to them. 

WORKSHOPS $80 (bring a brother/sister/friend or sign up for 2 classes, 2 for $140) Early Bird before 30 June: $65 or 2 for $120

ALSO Dinosaur Writing Workshop @ Harry Hartog’s Westfield Kotara Tues July 17 10.30am-12pm, cost $35

Our Workshops
We encourage kids to grow their imaginations at the same time as they expand their vocabularies and story-telling skills. Our workshops are fun and educational and tailored to suit the different age groups. We offer in school classes, after school classes, holiday workshops and individual mentoring. Check here for regular classes and holiday workshops at our Newcastle premises. Use our enquiry form or call us to find out how to bring workshops to your school .

HSC workshops – Creative Writing is compulsory for the HSC but many students don’t know where to start. Our HSC level creative writing workshops are designed for years 10-12, and will focus on the current Area of Study (Discovery) as well as Extension 1 elective themes.  Our workshops help students gain the skills and techniques to think on their feet and approach their creative writing with confidence and flexibility.

Tutoring and Mentoring (HSC and other) Need expert feedback on your Extension 2 Major Work?  Or just worried about the Creative Writing components of the HSC English papers?  We offer one-to-one mentoring for students who feel they need a bit of extra help getting ready for this part of the HSC. Professional guidance is available for all print medium major works – including poetry, criticism, short story and script writing. We can also help with preparing for the English exam and with essay writing in general. Contact us to discuss