28 September 2018 | Writing, Writing Resources - Children

Quest writing workshops

A vial full of unicorn tears, an old book with a hand drawn map, a pack of potion recipes, a feather, a baby dragon … these were just a few of the treasures found in my quest box for our writing workshops. But really, the treasure was the dozen or so kids I taught writing…

September holidays writing workshops for kids

Photo credit: Mandy Couzens Do you have any imaginative and creative children or grandchildren who would like to spend a few hours in the holidays writing a story? I’m running four writing workshops for kids in the September/October school holidays. I’ve presented these workshops in primary schools but this is the first time I’ve run…

The Grand Imaginarium writing workshops for kids

On the loveliest of spring days these school holidays, my friend Renee and I took our kids to the Abbotsford Convent for a writing workshop with Lucinda Gifford, run through the Grand Imaginarium. Lucinda is an illustrator and writer. She showed the kids her sketchbook – it was amazing. If I could choose an instant…

Guest lecture on writing and blogging

I had the pleasure of presenting a university guest lecture this week for third-year teaching students. My topic was writing and blogging, with a focus on writing workshops for primary school students. As I caught the tram to the university, it reminded me of my own uni days – a long time ago! I spent…