Where has the year gone? It's Semester 2 (Term 3) already!
We've definitely continued the momentum in which we started the year and have done loads of writerly things in the lead-up to this semester.
The Great Book Swap!
In June, we held a Great Book Swap to raise money for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. We're thrilled to have met our fundraising goal of $150.
Creative Holiday Fun! - July 2019
July's 'Epic Winter Journey' holiday workshops were loads of fun! Eight booked-out days of creativity included inventing the grossest Lil' Monsters' Takeaway menus with Ben, discovering mysterious objects from the future with Luke, and writing our very own myths and legends with Marie.
Over the holidays, we also welcomed three new lovely Workshop Leaders! If you're around this term, you'll see Feiya, Kiara, and Patrick joining our existing staff.
While some are finalising submissions for the Boroondara Literary Awards, all young writers are encouraged to submit to our 2019 Writ-Bits anthology. This year's theme is 'mix-tape' - have you ever listened to one of these? It's made our Workshop Leaders very nostalgic! We're looking forward to seeing lots of stories, poems, and comics being polished for publication this term!
Term 3 has been off to a flying start. In case you missed them, we have new Story Explorers issues to get comfy with, take you on wild adventures, or make you giggle with the clumsy mistakes of fictional characters:
We value feedback, and strive to make Creative Write-it the most inspiring and enjoyable place it can be for all young writers and their families. Recently, we invited young writers to share their tips, suggestions, and general comments, with the chance to win the entire shortlist of the 2019 Readings Children's Book Prize! Here's our winner, Harvey. Doesn't it look like a stack of fantastic reading?
It's time to get back to writing and editing! Thanks for reading, and we look forward to writing with you soon.
P.S. If you've never visited the studio before, check out the little video below! This was filmed by Workshop Leader Luke, and features our Director Amy sharing a little of the Creative Write-it story. Enjoy!
Where young writers (and some older ones) write.