21 December 2018 | Uncategorised

January writing workshops for kids

I’m running some more writing workshops for kids in the school holidays. This time we’re looking at developing fabulous story worlds and creating interesting characters. The workshops are for 8-12 year-old children.

I’m so passionate about encouraging kids to both express themselves creatively and to communicate with purpose.

In these workshops, young writers will learn how to write with passion, using art and games to spark ideas.

Writer’s Notebook

Each child will work in a special Writer’s Notebook, which contains prompts for further writing, reading suggestions, editing tips and much more. The Writer’s Notebook is a useful tool to take home for writing at school and home.

The writing workshops cater for children who are passionate readers and writers, as well as children who need a little more encouragement.


  • Tuesday 15th January – 10am-1pm – 8-12 year-old kids – mapping a story world
  • Thursday 17th January – 10am-1pm – 8-12 year-old kids – creating characters
  • Tuesday 22nd January – 10am-1pm – 8-12 year-old kids – mapping a story world
  • Thursday 24th January – 10am-1pm – 8-12 year-old kids – creating characters

All workshops will be held at Side Door – 72 Willsmere Rd, Kew. It’s a fabulous space, with an indoor section for writing and an outdoor section for breaks and games, and is next door to Flatiron, fashion and homewares store. All participants will receive a Flatiron voucher for 10% off purchases on the day of the workshop – something for the parents! For more information about Side Door, please see or email Emma Bangay at [email protected]  


BYO – drink bottle and snack.

All writing materials will be supplied.

Cost for each workshop is $50. Payment must be made by Friday 11th January.

Karen Comer
Acc. no: 1119 3537
BSB: 063-791

Please email me at [email protected] to register your child and bring the signed form  – link here – to the workshop.

Please forward this post on to your friends and family. I’m really looking forward to working with your children to create some amazing stories!

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Wendy Muir

Karen, I really enjoy your early Friday morning emails – like you, I love,love books! Your recommendations have been helpful and sometimes, it means stepping out of my comfort zone, so thank you.
I wish you, and all your family a very happy Christmas and New Year.

December 22, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    Karen Comer

    Thanks, Wendy, that’s such a lovely comment. I’m really glad to know that you appreciate my posts. I hope you are happily reading some new Christmas books now!

    December 28, 2018 at 9:17 am

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