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The Young Writers Program at the South Coast Writers Centre is a thriving program that has been running since 2014. Led by Victorian Premier's Award-winning author Helena Fox, the Program offers creative writing workshops for young people aged 11-25. The program is built on active, workshop-based learning and practice, with the aim to be both a class and community, where young writers can develop their craft and create work they are proud of, all in a relaxed, inclusive, and supportive space.
THE YOUNG WRITERS GROUP (for ages 11-13)
Tuesdays, 4pm-6pm for 9 weeks
Starting 2 February 2021 (Week 2, Term 1) - BOOK HERE
In the YWG workshops, students will respond to writing prompts every week, read out their work and give each other feedback. There will be a focus on developing the craft of writing, learning new ideas and techniques, and exploring all kinds of writing in a fun and supportive way. All classes are held in The Ocean Room at Wollongong Town Hall.
THE SENIOR YWG (for ages 14-18)
Thursdays, 4pm-6pm for 9 weeks
Starting 4 February 2021 (Week 2, Term 1) - BOOK HERE
In these workshops, students will delve deeply into the craft of writing through a broad range of writing prompts, and further develop their editorial skills by creating long-form work and revising works in progress. They will also read and critique each other's work and the work of diverse authors and continue to build their unique writer's voice, all in a safe and inclusive space. All classes are held in The Ocean Room at Wollongong Town Hall.
YOUNG WRITERS PROGRAM LEADER:
The Young Writers Program is led by Prime Minister’s Award for Young Adult Fiction winning author Helena Fox. Helena has mentored young writers and adults for over ten years, running numerous creative workshops privately, in schools, and at the South Coast Writers Centre. In 2020, her debut novel How it Feels to Float won the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Writing for Young Adults and well as the Prime Minister’s Award. Helena's passion is to support writers in her community, and especially to help young writers feel seen, heard, and empowered through their writing.
Venue: All classes are held in The Ocean Room at Wollongong Town Hall.
Corner Crown and Kembla Streets Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact: Sarah Nicholson
Phone: (02) 4228 0151
Cost: Creative Kids Vouchers are applicable to this program.
Ages: 11 - 18
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