Creative Writing workshops and sessions for school students K-12
Our writing programs help students develop a love of literature through use of both their imaginative and critical faculties. We encourage students to experiment with ideas and expression, to work with each other and to reflect on their learning.
The K-10 syllabus wants students to increase their skills in: writing, reading, speaking, listening, handwriting and using digital technologies, reviewing, grammar, punctuation, spelling and, of course, imaginative and critical thinking. Creative Writing workshops can help build these skills.
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Workshops we offer:
For more information about any of our programs, staff professional development or a specific program to meet your students' needs contact our director, Karen Crofts, via email@example.com or 0408927299
Hunter Writers Centre supports the National Young Writers Festival and the Younger Young Writers Festival held each year in Newcastle.
Feedback from young writers who have completed our programs:
Thank you for organising the writing course, I really enjoyed it and it really helped me with writing in class. I would love to go to another one." Lexy
I liked writing different types of stories. It was a great experience and I learnt a lot about detailing a story. Michael
I got great information from the program. I enjoyed learning how to construct a good short story. Niko
I most enjoyed the 3 sentence short story exercise. The program was fun and educational. Tori
I enjoyed learning about new ways of writing, to write from the heart and edit later. It was really helpful. I would like to do this again. Lucy
It forced me to write in ways I wouldn’t usually and I liked it. Eleanor
I liked being able to write about anything I wanted; not a set topic. Mia
I learnt the importance of rhythm, verbs and this will make me a better writer. Jesse
It made me more confident in my writing, and has given me better techniques in developing my writing skills. Lauren
I liked everything about it, especially learning about rhythm. The writing book is a great idea, I'll start. Shanais
View terrific stories written by young writers of the Hunter at www.hunterstorytellers.com
The Hunter School of the Performing Arts 2015 Extension 2 cohort is one of the largest in the region and the HWC seminar has proven to be invaluable at this developmental stage of their Major Work. Karen’s depth of knowledge and professional teaching approaches provided the students with some useful insights into the process of creating an original, engaging and technically proficient narrative.
Hunter School of the Performing Arts
The Australian Curriculum
Through our writing programs, students will develop knowledge, understanding and skills in order to:
Our writing activities encourage:
(The Australian Curriculum)