Monday 28th June
Classes: $35 SCWC / $40
9 – 10:30 Craft A Story (With Pat Simmons). Create your own set of creative story cubes, then shake them up, let them fall and inspire your own story! This is a fun, creative and tangible way to write stories.Pat Simmons is a children’s picture book author, poet and short story writer. Her books include George, Little Spiral and Ziggy’s Zoo.This workshop is suitable for kids 5 – 10.
10:30 – 12 Wacky Poem Art (with Imogen Ross). Using poems as the creative springboard, young artists are encouraged to use lead pencil, pen and ink, or watercolour pencils, to doodle and make visual word associations.Bring along your favourite funny poem to illustrate, or read one of the examples given as an inspirational starting point.Suitable for all primary school kids who love to draw, scribble, doodle and draw their thoughts.This workshop is suitable for kids 8-12
12:30 – 2:00 Book Re-Engineering (with Imogen Ross). Kids will break all the rules and fold, scrunch, tear and re-work the pages to turn the book into a 3D object that literally has words falling out of it!This workshop is suitable for kids 8-12
Tuesday 29th June
Classes: $40 SCWC / $45
10-12pm: Secret Ingredient, Short Story Soup. How do you write a short story? What are short stories made of and how are they different from novels or poems? In this workshop, we’ll look at the ingredients of short stories and how to create a story that’s unique and compelling. We’ll look at character, plot, setting and voice, and all the secret, clever things that make a short story sing. And if you want, you can then finish your story and submit it to this year’s Olga Masters Junior Short Story Prize!
12:30 - 2:30pm: Playing around with words. Mucking about with language and the way words appear on a page is one of the funnest and most freeing things you can do in creative writing. In this workshop, we’ll play with words and storytelling forms in new and experimental ways. You will be invited to write free-verse poetry, unusual perspectives, backwards stories, and anything else we think of. We will look outside the box and see what we find!Workshop info: For ages 10-14. Exceptional 9 years old on application (please email us to apply).