Creative writing workshop wollongong
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South Coast Writers Centre’s flagship Young Writers Program returns in 2020
South Coast Writers Centre’s flagship Young Writers Program returns in 2020.
The SCWC Young Writers Program has been running since 2014, offering intensive creative writing workshops for young people.
The program is led by Wollongong local Helena Fox.
Fox’s debut novel, How It Feels To Float, won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Writing for Young Adults in 2020, and is shortlisted in the 2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards.
There are three groups offered as part of the program: the Young Writers Group for students aged 11-13 (years 6-8); the Senior Young Writers Group for students aged 14 and up (years 9-12); and the graduate Young Writers Collective (18-plus).
In these workshops, students dive deeply into craft and explore different creative writing forms through a range of writing prompts.
The workshops also include reading diverse work, listening to author interviews, and strengthening editing skills.