Writing workshops for children and young adults

Over the years Sophie has given a range of excellent writing workshops for children and young adults across Australia, in primary and high schools as well as libraries. Following are some possibilities, but workshops can also be tailored to meet your needs as well as those of the curriculum.

Poetry:

Music, Metaphor, Drama: A fun and versatile workshop, based around the creation of simple performance poetry. Suitable for both primary and high school age students.

Poem Artworks: Create your own poetic artwork! Based around the beautiful poetry anthology, A Boat of Stars (in which Sophie has seven poems) this very popular workshop engages students in a discussion of poetry, then a creation of their own poem, and finally the transformation of the poem into an artwork with illustration and decoration. Suitable especially for primary age students, but also lower secondary.

Fiction:

Story seeds and story feathers: a unique and fun way to understand the story-creation process, and create your own stories! Suitable for both primary and high school.

Create your own picture book: Learn how to write a picture book text, and illustrate it yourself. Suitable for both primary and high school.

Writing mystery and crime stories: What makes a great crime/mystery story? Discussion and workshop on creating your own. Suitable for upper primary and secondary, including upper secondary.

Spooky! How to create a great ghost story. Suitable for both primary and secondary.

Fantasy worlds: create your own fantasy world, with maps, characters and the beginnings of a story. Especially suitable for middle-upper primary.

Writing great short stories: character, plot, setting. Especially suitable for secondary students, including Extension English students.