School Holiday Workshops

Creative writing workshops for children aged 6–15.
Every school holidays at Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush Bay.

April school holidays 2019

SAturday 13th April

Write Your Own Book creative writing workshop for 8-13 year-olds.
How to set, plan, build and finish your own extended story. Creating atmospheric settings, memorable characters and gripping plots. This full day (bring your own picnic lunch) will give you all the skills and inspiration you need to write your own book.
Saturday 13th April 10am - 3.30pm
$160 ($144 for 2nd sibling). Eligible for NSW Creative Kids vouchers.
Places available. Book now.


Sunday 14th April

Rhetoric and Persuasion creative writing workshop for 8-13 year-olds.
This full and fascinating day will help young writers develop rhetorical and persuasive writing skills within an imaginative context. Use logic (causation and consequence), humour and emotion effectively. Bring a picnic lunch, logic, passion and creativity.
Sunday 14th April 10am - 3.30pm
$160 ($144 for 2nd sibling). Eligible for NSW Creative Kids vouchers.
Places available. Book now.


Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th April

NEW Seriously Stupendous Creative Writing workshop for 6-9 year olds.
New worlds, new creatures, new inventions and new ideas. Two sessions of fabulously fun creativity and imagination. Bring a drink, snack, and your brain turned up to FULL POWER. All materials provided. 
Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th April 10am - 12.30pm each day
$160 ($144 for 2nd sibling). Eligible for NSW Creative Kids vouchers.
Places available.  Book now.


Tuesday 16th April

NEW An Extremely Poetic Afternoon creative writing workshop for 9-14 year olds.
The title says it all - poetic thinking, poetic observation and new poetic forms and techniques. Bring drink, snack and poetic sensibility. All materials (concrete and abstract) provided.
Tuesday 16th April 1.30pm - 4.30pm
$90 ($81 for 2nd sibling). (Sorry, this workshop is NOT eligible for NSW Creative Kids vouchers - it’s not long enough - but it will be the most poetic workshop ever.)
Places available.  Book now.


Wednesday 17th April

Spy Stories creative writing workshop for 8-13 year-olds.
Secret codes, perfectly trustworthy double-crossing triple agents, and ingenious inventions hidden behind sliding bookcases – this full-day creative writing workshop offers everything you need to keep your highly suspicious, fictional world safe … or almost everything …
Wednesday 17th April 10am - 3.30pm.
$160 ($144 for 2nd sibling). Eligible for NSW Creative Kids vouchers.
Places available. Book now.


Thursday 18th April

Tales of Enchantment creative writing workshop for 8-13 year-olds.
Fantastic tales of magic and enchantment, mystical places, hypnotic characters and creatures who can enrich you or turn you to stone. Write your own powerful stories and poetic spells.
Thursday 18th April 10am - 3.30pm.
$160 ($144 for 2nd sibling). Eligible for NSW Creative Kids vouchers.
Places available.  Book now.


Tuesday 23rd April

Tales of Mystery and Suspense creative writing workshop for 8-13 year-olds.
Create characters with secrets of gold or power or crime, smart and greedy rivals, atmospheric landscapes, red herrings and smart detection. This full day will give you all the skills and inspiration you need to write your own mystery story.
Tuesday 23rd April 10am - 3.30pm
$160 ($144 for 2nd sibling). Eligible for NSW Creative Kids vouchers.
Places available.  Book now.


Wednesday 24th April

Magical Stories creative writing workshop for 6-9 year olds.
Create your own magical world, characters and magical spells. A super-fun workshop for our youngest writers. Bring a drink and snack and your strongest creative powers. All materials provided. 
Wednesday 24th April 10am - 1.00pm
$90 ($81 for 2nd sibling). (Sorry, this workshop is NOT eligible for NSW Creative Kids vouchers - it’s not long enough - but it is extremely fun.)
Places available.  Book now.


Friday 26th April

NEW Imagined Futures creative writing workshop for 10-15 year-olds.
Picture the world 50, 100, 1000 years from now. Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Flying solar-powered cars or apocalypse? In this workshop, you can have both. Detailed and challenging exploration of the genre. Learn the techniques to put your most outlandish and outworldish ideas into compelling forms.
Friday 26th April 10am - 3.30pm
$160 ($144 for 2nd sibling). Eligible for NSW Creative Kids vouchers.
Places available.  Book now.


80,000 participants, thousands of workshops, focused on each child

The Writing Workshop began in 2006. Since then we've written with over 80,000 participants – from five years old to school-leavers – and read over half a million pieces of imaginative writing. Surely this is a record! 

We want each child to develop skills in and enjoyment of writing. We aim to make it fun.

"Thank you for all the positive energy you put into the writing course. You really have a talent for engaging young writers. My son had a great time and it's great to see him write outside of the realms of his comfort zone. He has come home writing and already I can see some development in the area of characterisation and plot formation. He has asked to do another course which is fantastic. It was wonderful seeing so many children with a passion for writing in the same room" Year 2 Parent


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