After School Creative Writing Groups
for Children and Young People

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.


WestWords Centre for Writing, 91B Grose St North Parramatta NSW 2151

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 4:00-5:00

Casual $18 per session
9 lesson card for $110 (equivalent to one term of classes)
Each participant will have a membership card that will be punched each week of attendance, make up workshops will be provided for classes missed*.
*Must be claimed within 3 months of missed session/s.

Limited spots available. Email to secure your place.

Term 2 – Monday 29 April to Friday 5 July
Start from week 2 (Week 6th -10th May)
10th June Public Holiday.

Term 3 – Monday 22 July to Friday 27 September
Start from week 2 (Week 29th July – 2nd Aug)

Term 4 – Monday 14 October to Friday 20 December
Start from week 2 (Week 21st Oct – 25th Oct)

Term 3 Schedule. docx

Rawah Arja
Facilitator for yrs 4-9

Rawah studied a Masters of Teaching at Western Sydney University with a recent scholarship to complete her doctorate in Education at The University of Notre Dame. She had been shortlisted for the Charlotte Waring Barton Award CBCA NSW. Her debut YA novel will be published by Giramondo, to be released this year. Her passion is to write authentic stories that give diverse groups a voice and a sense of belonging and to explore the Muslim identity.

Michelle Hamadache
Facilitator for yrs 10-12

Michelle Hamadache teaches creative writing and English Literature at Macquarie University. She has had publications in Australian and international journals, and was fiction reader, then editor at Southerly. She is currently fiction editor at Mascara Literary Review.


To book please fill in the enrolment for:
Enrolment form

To pay you can directly transfer the money to our bank account (details below) or pay on the day:

BSB:  062223
Account #: 1122 2560
Please make sure you write: “After school age (yr XX)” in the description