Young Writers Program

Young Writers Group Photo

The Young Writers Program at the South Coast Writers Centre is a thriving program that has been running for the last four years. The Centre currently offers a weekly workshop group for young writers, known as the Young Writers Collective.


The Young Writers Collective meets every Monday afternoon for a two hour workshop session. These workshops are for keen young writers who would like to develop their creative writing skills in a friendly group environment. Over the term, writers explore the craft of story building—from creating unique characters, settings, and plots, to exploring genre and establishing a distinct writer’s ‘voice’. The group also looks at other writing forms such as personal essays, poetry and playwriting. The young writers write together at each workshop and have the opportunity every week to share their work.

The intention of the Young Writers Collective is to be both a class and a community. Here, young writers can learn more about creative writing and create work they are proud of, all in a relaxed and supportive space.

There are opportunities throughout the year for students to read their work publicly and at the end of the year, students from the Young Writers Program create a Zine that showcases their writing.

When does it meet?

The Young Writers Collective meets every Monday afternoon from 4-6, at the University of Wollongong.

How much does it cost?

The cost is $160 per term, for ten workshops. An additional one-off membership fee of $22 is required, and will give you membership to the South Coast Writers Centre for the length of your involvement in the Young Writers Collective.

The facilitator of the workshop group is Helena Fox, a writer and creative writing educator. Helena has been facilitating workshops since 2010.

Numbers in this group are limited. If you would like to join, please contact Helena Fox or the Director of the South Coast Writers Centre.

Posted on September 14, 2018