Melbourne Young Writers' Studio

Creative story writing groups and mentorships.

Melbourne Young Writers’ Studio weekly groups and mentorships are fun and full of discussion and creativity. With various publishing opportunities and projects throughout the year, the weekly sessions are the perfect avenue for young writers and creatives to use their imaginations and hone their writing skills. Young writers will develop confidence in their ideas, deepen their ability to express themselves through story, and connect with a community of other writers.

Zoë wants to come twice a week like Ollie, she loved it so much in person, and then Ollie left the session tonight and said he wants to cancel everything else he does and just go there every night! Jocasta – MYWS Parent

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In Carlton and Online

CREATIVE STORY WRITING GROUPS

Creative story writing classes, perfect for inspiring imagination, equipping young writers with practical writing tools and techniques, and providing a fun, supportive environment where young writers can explore!

Young writers are matched to groups according to their age, interests and skill level and are mentored by a practising writer. In their weekly group, young writers journey into the craft of story; receiving written and verbal feedback on their work, bouncing around ideas, drawing on examples from literature and screen and putting the tools and techniques acquired through prompts and lessons into practice as they develop their own stories.

Sessions run after school and on Saturdays with the option of joining us during the day. Free trials welcome at any time where there are appropriate groups with availability.

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PRIVATE MENTORSHIPS

Melbourne Young Writers’ Studio offers a limited number of 1:1 or 1:2 mentorships for young writers who may need extra support, or for those older writers who are working on a larger fiction project and would like further guidance. The mentorships are tailorable according to the needs and interests of the young writer(s). Mentorships are subject to the availability of a timeslot and a well matched mentor.

Sessions run after school and on Saturdays with the option of joining us during the day.

Trials any time subject to above. Trials for Private Mentorships are $50.

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with illustrator and animator, Peter William Popple. In Carlton

DRAWING ON STORY

During the weekly one hour sessions, Pete will delve into visual storytelling techniques with a focus on visual exploration and play.

  • Character design and breakdown
  • World-building and visual mapping
  • Structure and narrative flow
  • Visual experimentation and language
  • Drawing techniques

Now taking expressions of interest.

  • Register your interest for online workshops via the enquiry form

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HOMESCHOOL CREATIVE STORY WRITING GROUPS & MENTORSHIPS

Homeschool Groups and Private Mentorships take place at our Carlton studio during regular school hours and Online. Each Group and Private Mentorship is led by a passionate professional writer, who helps young writers cultivate their love of storytelling and support them in strengthening their story craft skills.

Free trials welcome at any time where there are appropriate groups with availability.

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Masterclass

A longer class that takes place in the Carlton studio for advanced and passionate writers with a strong dedication to the craft and an interest in pursuing writing as a career. Masterclass is conversational and features regular writing industry guests throughout the semester. Masterclass places are limited and by invitation only.

Your writing adventure starts here!

Find out more about our primary and secondary school incursions and excursions as well as our teacher PD workshops !

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Statement of Purpose

  • To draw together practising women writers.
  • workshops, poetry and prose readings, seminars, conferences, book launches
  • literary competitions with prizes, awards, distinctions
  • postal workshops designed for members who are unable to attend meetings available to other members
  • other activities the Committee considers appropriate such as public readings
  • To promote the knowledge of literature among women writers and the wider community.
  • To strengthen the ties of interest between Australian women writers and writers overseas.
  • To co-operate with other associations or organizations, whose purposes are similar to those of our Society, by subscription, membership or joint seminar.
  • To enter into agreement with government or council authorities to obtain rights, privileges or concessions to further the purposes of the Society.
  • To print and publish newsletters, anthologies, magazines, books or leaflets that the Society considers desirable for its purposes and for the benefit of its members and the wider community.

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