Writing workshops for children

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 www.flatironmelbourne.com.au/side-door/ or email Emma Bangay at emma@flatironmelbourne.com.au  


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 karen@karencomer.com.au 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!