Upcoming Workshop Times & Events

January 2018 School Holiday Mornington Creative Writing Workshops

Animal Antics –  (Ages 8 – 12 years, as a guide).

If you were an animal, what would the world be like for you? Where would you live? What would you see? What would you hear? What would you smell and taste? In this two hour workshop, kids will learn how to ‘write from the senses’ taking their inspiration from the animal kingdom. From prowling the jungle, to swimming the ocean, to surviving the desert, to life as a domestic animal, participants will get the opportunity to work on a group project, before turning their creativity to their own mystery animal profiles and stories.

Date:  Thursday 11 January OR Friday 12 January

9.30am – 11.30am
Please provide a drink and a snack. Bring along a notebook and your favourite pens and pencils. All other materials provided.
(Numbers limited to 12)

Location: Room 7, Mount Martha House Community Centre, Dominion Road, Mount Martha

Price:  $30 per child

Workshop: Planetary Postcards  (Ages 9 – 12 years, as a guide)

Blast out of our solar system and create a whole new planet. What will it look like? Who lives there? What is it called? Does it have an atmosphere like Earth? What about the wildlife? And the aliens?Melbourne creative writing workshops mornington writing workshops

This 2 hour minute workshop gives kids and early writers the foundations of world building in a fun, collaborative workshop. We’ll combine ideas to invent a whole new planet, then participants get the chance to write a postcard based on their planetary experiences. Who will the postcard be to? Who will it be from?

Dates:  Monday 15 January OR Wednesday 17 January 

9.30am – 11.30am
Please provide a drink and a snack. Bring along a notebook and your favourite pens and pencils. All other materials provided.
(Numbers limited to 12)

Location: Room 7, Mount Martha House Community Centre, Dominion Road, Mount Martha

Price:  $30 per child

Workshop:  A Whole New World  (Ages 12 – 16 years, as a guide – great for Gamers too!)

World building is a vital tool in the construction of believable, immersive worlds your readers will want to escape and return to. For writers of science fiction and fantasy, world building is the bedrock that anchors narrative while influencing character and plot. But what details should be included, and how do you know what to leave out, and when?

Whether you’re creating a far future, a secondary world, or an alternate history, this  workshop will equip you with the world building skills to bring to your fictional universe to life.  Geography, culture, climate, social structure, magic and mythology – your attention to detail is what will set your story apart.

Date: Wednesday 24 January OR Thursday 25 January

9.30am – 11.30am
Please provide a drink and a snack. Bring along a notebook and your favourite pens and pencils. All other materials provided.
(Numbers limited to 12)

Location: Room 7, Mount Martha House Community Centre, Dominion Road, Mount Martha

Price:  $30 per child

 

For bookings, please use the form on our Contact Page, or email info@storycraftworkshops.com.au