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 .
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.
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.
Hi Ed & Jess, I just wanted to say a big Thank You for todays workshop. A. didn’t stop smiling all afternoon, she absolutely loved it. She was just so proud of her story and loved the process of coming up with the characters. Thank you for making her feel at ease (she was a little nervous) and creating such a wonderful day. She’s looking forward to sharing her story for News at school next week.
Sam has loved your classes. Thanks for helping him love writing. (Sam’s Mum)
Mia loved the workshop in term 1 and she wants to do it again. Thank you for your amazing work!
Thanks for the Selective High Test session yesterday. B enjoyed it + was very appreciative that you didn’t tell him his writing was bad but rather that it was good but could be better if…. He came out buzzed + willing to write which is great.
Dear Ed, Ruby loved today’s class so much we have enrolled in another class for next week as well.
My son thoroughly enjoyed and learned some great tips at the Preparation for Selective High School Test course, thank you Ed!
Students from Saint Brigid’s Catholic College, Lake Munmorah had the opportunity of participating in a workshop with Ed Wright and the Creative Wordshop, aimed at developing student understanding of speculative fiction and the craft of writing. Despite the workshop including over 70 students, Ed kept the group engaged and motivated through his humour, warmth, insights and passion for storytelling. We would love to have Ed Wright back next year!
Luke Evans and Josh Killen
My son attended a brilliant workshop over the Easter holidays and he loved it!
He is really looking forward to going to one on Thursday.
He found Ed to be great fun and really enthusiastic. He also enjoyed meeting the other children at the workshop. Thank you Kate D.
These have been such a great thing to do through the holidays so thanks so much for putting them on. I know she’s really enjoyed them and it’s been great for her to have something to look forward to. Annabelle’s Mum
Thank you Ed. Thanks for another great year of Creative writing – he really enjoys it, so thank you. (Jack’s Mum)
My kids attended the online writing workshops during Easter holidays. It was a nice small class and the format worked really well. Ed has a very engaging approach. I would recommend it. My kids don’t like to write normally, and they had fun and were quite proud of their finished product. Jane Fryer
I liked the child contribution based learning, how engaged the kids were in the whole class and the easy introduction of learning to the class. Who’s Your (Super) Hero
Sarah (Layla's Mum)
Kate loved the workshop on Tuesday. I will keep an eye out for other workshops next school hols. (Expeditions and Explorers)
Improvements, I’ll say – Teah got full marks for her exam short story, That course has been fantastic for her. Thanks so much (HSC Essay Writing Workshop).
Barbara (Teah's Mum)
“that was the funnest thing I’ve done all holidays!” Through the Magic Door with Jess Black
I had fun at the writing workshop and it helped me get a better mark on my persuasive writing test.