Programs and Activities

writing workshops for children

TheWritingWorkshop offers a wide range of creative writing activities for children, teachers and schools, and online.

School holiday workshops at Sydney Olympic Park

TheWritingWorkshop holds school holiday creative writing courses every school holidays as part of the Kids in the Park program at Sydney Olympic Park. A range of courses are offered, usually spanning the age groups 5-15. Details here.

After-school workshops

What we do in our after-school children's creative writing workshops

  • Small group writing workshops from Year 1 to Year 12 mean more one-on-one attention, real rapport and group spirit, and great writing;
  • Write a new piece every week, and build skills throughout the term;
  • Weekly writing exercises, sometimes funny, sometimes serious;
  • Gain the skills and confidence to perform out loud;
  • Achievement certificate at the end of each term.

After-school programs run on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, with a maximum of 10 per workshop leader. Booking forms are on the home page.

Eastwood Public School

Haberfield Public School
Lindfield East Public School
Annandale North P.S.

Monday 3.15-4.10 pm Years 1-2
Monday 4.15-5.10 pm Years 3-4
Monday 5.15-6.10 pm Years 5-6


Tuesday 3.15-4.10 pm Years 1-2
Tuesday 4.15-5.10 pm Years 3-4
Tuesday 5.15-6.10 pm Years 5-6

Wednesday 3.20-4.30 pm Years 1-3
Wednesday 4.30-5.30 pm Years 4-6

(booked via Lindfield East Public School creative workshops portal)

Thursday 3.05-4 pm Years 1-2
Thursday 4.05-5 pm Years 3-4
Thursday 5.05-6 pm Years 5-6
Monday evenings in Leichhardt Tuesday evenings in Leichhardt
Monday 7-8.30pm Years 10-12 Tuesday 7-8.30pm Years 7-9

Please contact The Writing Workshop for further information. Booking forms are on the Home Page.

Online workshops

Our online workshops take place in a blog setting. Participants receive high-quality feedback from published writers. For more information on online workshops (for children aged 10 and older), please click here.

In-School workshops ("incursions")

We offer high-quality incursions for all school students K-12 plus hands-on (no powerpoint!) in-service courses for all staff. Teacher professional development courses are certified by BOSTES (QTC).

Please click here or contact us for more information.

Private Writing Groups and Tuition

Please contact us to discuss weekend or private small group workshops for one to five participants.


For why we do what we do, please click here. For writing by current and previous participants, please click here.



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This page last updated17/9/2016.

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