What Matters? is an annual writing competition run by our friends at the Whitlam Institute. Inspired by Gough Whitlam’s commitment to involving young people in the shaping of Australia’s future, the competition is open every year to NSW, the ACT and Tasmania school students in years 5 to 12. Responding to the simple question ‘what […]
During November and into December 2016 author Tim Harris developed creative writing skills with young people aged between 10 and 14 at Auburn City Library. The sessions were totally booked out. In 2017 we are looking forward to being able to offer similar opportunities.
This November, BOSTES accredited professional development workshops for primary and secondary teachers!
Led by Award winning author, James Roy, this writing group provides an opportunity for writers in years 7-9 to focus and strengthen their creative skills. Booked out.
We recently spent two days with award winning author and Illustrator Judith Rossell, who took time out of her hectic schedule for our stellar storytelling and illustrating workshop at Penrith Regional Gallery. With perfect weather, a killer exhibition and a wondrous experience in a pop up planetarium, courtesy of Western Sydney University’s Penrith Observatory, imaginations were fired […]
Fiona Wright, Winnie Dunn and Maryam Azam – poetry from the West at the Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills.
With Felicity Castagna, this course is tailored to help HSC English Ext 2 students develop a distinctive Major Work. NSW Writers’ Centre: Sunday 30 October, 10am-4pm. Casula Powerhouse: Sunday 6 November, 10am-4pm. Cost: $55.
Applications open now for Toolkits: Creative Writing, a step-by-step online program with Felicity Castagna presented in partnership with Express Media
A pop up program of events for young writers!
Writing the Past Back to Life — a 2 day creative writing workshop with Pamela Freeman for kids aged 10-13 years!
Crestwood High School students feast on writing with steampunk author, Richard Harland!
Artist, illustrator and writer, Dub Leffler goes back to primary school!
A free event of readings, discussion and open mic showcasing Western Sydney writers. Join us for a drink, a chat a listen, and bring your own material for open mic
A special series of author events for kids who love stories and anyone who loves stories for kids!
A one day workshop, with Elizabeth Honey, one of Australia’s most celebrated picture book author/illustrators, where participants created their own picture books .
Poetry Object was a special series of free workshops at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre that invited young writers to create poems inspired by objects that are special to them.