After-school Creative Writing

After School Creative Writing Groups for Children and Young People

Enrolments are open for Term 3 – 2022.

Now on Zoom!

Creative writing is a crucial skill that increases critical thinking and empathy. With creative writing classes for primary and high school-aged kids, your child can hone this skill! Your young people will learn how to nurture their ideas and gain the skills to turn them into great stories. From how to form characters, to descriptive language and world-building—your child will learn it all.

Where: Now on zoom!

Please complete the form below to enrol.

Upper primary (yrs 4-6)

1hr: Mondays 4:00-5:00

Junior high (yrs 7-9)

1hr: Mondays 5:00-6:00

Senior high (yrs 10-12)

1hr mins: Wednesdays 5:00-6:00


Casual $18 per session or  9 lesson card for $110 (equivalent to one term of classes)

  • Facilitators track attendance each session*.
  • Must be claimed within 3 months of missed session/s.
  • or Use your Creative Kids voucher!

For more information regarding the Creative Kids program, or to learn more about the more than 40 government savings and rebates to help with your cost of living, visit

Limited spots are available. Email to secure your place.


Term 1 – Friday 28 January 2022 – Friday 8th April 2022
Start from week 2 (Week of 7th February – 11th Feb)

Term 2 – Tuesday 26th April 2021 – Friday 1st July 2022
Start from week 2 (Week of 2nd May – 6th May)

Term 3 – Monday 18 July 2021 – Friday 23rd  September 2021
Start from week 2 (Week of 25th July – 29th July)

Term 4 – Tuesday 10 October 2021 – Friday 20 December 2021
Start from week 2 (Week of 11th Oct – 15th Oct)

Catherine Pelosi

Facilitator – Grades 4-9

Catherine is the Sydney-based author of middle-grade novel, Quark’s Academy and picture book, Something for Fleur. Both books are being released in Turkey and are available online in the USA and Canada. Both books were selected for 2019 NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge. Quark’s Academy was also one of the few selected texts for the CBCA Readers Cup for 2019 and shortlisted for the 2019 Western Australian Young Reader’s Book Award.

She adores teaching writing to young people and is available for school visits. Catherine has been a speaker at several events including the Sharjah Children’s Festival – twice, CBCA events, as well as writing festivals including Writers, Unleashed. Children’s books, in Catherine’s opinion, are the best. They are the ones that shape us, give us hope, help us find our place in the world…and, take us away to wonderful places. They can also be read by everyone, which she loves.

For more information on Catherine visit

Michelle Hamadache

Facilitator – Grades 10-12

Michelle Hamadache teaches Creative Writing and English Literature at Macquarie University. She has had essays and short fiction published in Australian and International journals and she is fiction editor of Mascara Literary Review.

After School Creative Writing Enrolment Term 3

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  • Casual rates are $18 per session or 9 lessons for $110 (equivalent to one term of classes). Attendance is recorded by their teacher during each class.
  • Payment details will be sent via confirmation email on the submission of this form.
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  • TERM 3 DATES AND CLASS TIMES Term 3 classes will start the week commencing 25th July 2022 Monday 25th July 2022 4- 5 pm - Grades 4-6 5- 6 pm - Grades 7-9 Wednesday 27th July 2022 5-6 pm - Grades 10-12 Zoom invites will be sent to the supplied email one week before the Term 3 start date. If you have any queries please email
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