School Holiday Workshops

Creative writing workshops for young people aged 6–15.
Every school holidays in the Field Studies Tower (Education Centre) overlooking the mangroves in Bicentennial Park Sydney Olympic Park.

July school holidays 2019

SAturday 6th July

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 6th July 10am - 3.30pm
$160 ($144 for 2nd sibling). Eligible for NSW Creative Kids vouchers.
Two places remaining. Book now.


Sunday 7th July

Selective Schools and Scholarship Test Preparation writing workshop for current year 5 students.
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 7th April 10am - 1.00pm
$120 ($90 if booked with any other July holidays workshop). Sorry, not eligible for NSW Creative Kids vouchers.
Sorry, workshop cancelled. This workshop will be offered again in the Spring holidays.


Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th July

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 8th and Tuesday 9th July 10am - 12.30pm each day
$160 ($144 for 2nd sibling). Eligible for NSW Creative Kids vouchers.
One place remaining.  Book now.


Tuesday 9th July

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 9th July 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.)
Sorry, workshop cancelled.


Wednesday 10th July

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 10th July 10am - 3.30pm.
$160 ($144 for 2nd sibling). Eligible for NSW Creative Kids vouchers.
Places available. Book now.


Thursday 11th July

NEW Skilled Writers: Characters and Connections creative writing workshop for 10-15 year-olds.
Take your writing to the next level with new strategies for creating characters and relationships, new ways of thinking about motivations and rivalries. Even the land can develop a personality.
Thursday 11th July 10am - 3.30pm
$160 ($144 for 2nd sibling). Eligible for NSW Creative Kids vouchers.
Places available.  Book now.


Friday 12th July

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.
Friday 12th July 10am - 3.30pm.
$160 ($144 for 2nd sibling). Eligible for NSW Creative Kids vouchers.
One place remainingBook now.


Saturday 13th July

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. 
Saturday 13th July 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.


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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