Age 8-10

Easter 2019

Creative Writing and Publishing Workshops

The Real Easter Island

If Christmas presents come from the North Pole, where do Easter baskets come from? The answer is the REAL Easter Island, where elves paint multicolored eggs, farmers harvest Easter grass, and rabbits pose for chocolate sculptures. In this Easter creative writing and publishing workshop, students invent the land where candy eggs come from and the truth about the Easter Bunny.

Chinese New Year 2019

Skill-Building Workshops

Author Study: Analysis & Creative Writing (Ages 8-11)

This Chinese New Year, we will be offering 3-hour author study workshops where students analyse the work of four different children's books authors  to uncover the essence of what makes them such amazing storytellers and what marks their distinctive styles. Once they figure out the key characteristics of each author's stories, they plan and create their own picture book stories, applying the techniques of the masters! Authors we'll study this year:
  • Dr Seuss
  • Roger Hargreaves (Mr Men & Little Miss Books)
  • Doreen Cronin
  • Leo Lionni
Note: We will study a different author each day, so students can sign up for some or all of the workshops.

Special Workshop: Board Game + Writing

Play & Write: Deep Sea Adventure

Students in our full Deep Sea Adventure creative writing and board game workshops in collaboration with Press Start Hong Kong have created ECP's own customised version of the board game "Deep Sea Adventure". This Chinese New Year, we are offering two 1-day "Play & Write" workshops where students will play the game and write stories about what happens on their deep sea adventures. Each day is different, so students can sign up for just one day, or both!
  • Underwater Mission
  • The Great Escape

Play & Write: Dim Sum Go

Students in our full Dim Sum Go creative writing and board game workshops in collaboration with Press Start Hong Kong have created ECP's own customised version of the board game "Sushi Go". This Chinese New Year, we are offering a 1-day "Play & Write" workshop where students will play the ECP game and write diary entries about what happens when their character enters a dim sum eating competition.

Play & Write: Once Upon A Story

With variations to suit any age, this unique workshop uses the storytelling card game "Once Upon A Time" to get players' creative juices flowing and then challenges writers to expand and revise their stories as they put them down on paper!

Spring 2019

Special Workshop: Etiquette & Leadership

Etiquette & Leadership Level 1 at ECP (Ages 7-12)

ELI Level 1

Creative Writing and Publishing Workshops

Tall Tales

“I caught a fish THIS big!” is a classic example of exaggeration, the heart of the tall tale. Common in American folklore, tall tales tell stories of heroes who are “larger than life”, who defy everyday challenges and solve problems in remarkable and often wildly funny ways. In this creative writing and publishing workshop, students study examples of classic and modern tall tales, consider what makes them believable and craft their very own.

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Book published from this workshop

The Trumpet: Creative Magazine Publishing

Students in these creative writing and magazine publishing workshops will be key contributors to ECP’s magazine, The Trumpet! Over the term, students will focus on four particular writing skills and write different text types, such as stories, newspaper articles and poems. They will revise and edit all of their pieces, but select their two favourites for publication in the magazine, which will be published in print! (For ages 6-11)

Independent Writing or Self-Publishing Project

We have had the pleasure of working with a number of dedicated young authors on their independent writing projects and even supporting some to self-publish their books with Green Elephant Books. These writers work one-on-one with an ECP teacher who serves as their first reader and editor to guide them through the process of revising and editing their manuscripts. While the focus may be on refining and completing a particular project, the primary objective is to support aspiring authors to develop the skills, perspective and mindset for a lifelong writing journey.    

Spring 2019 Workshops

Easter 2019 Workshops

Books By Kids

10th Anniversary Book Bundle

  • Author Ages:6-10, 11+
  • ISBN:Various
  • Published:Various
  • Price:HK$300
  • Charity Beneficiary:Various

Taming of the Zoo

  • Author Ages:8-10
  • ISBN:978-988-77188-5-7
  • Published:June 2017
  • Price:HK$75
  • Charity Beneficiary:Hong Kong Dog Rescue

When in Monsterland

  • Author Ages:6-8
  • ISBN:978-988-771-8864
  • Published:June 2017
  • Price:HK$75
  • Charity Beneficiary:Bring Me A Book Hong Kong

Take A Stand

  • Author Ages:10-12
  • ISBN:978-988-771-8871
  • Published:June 2017
  • Price:HK$70
  • Charity Beneficiary:WWF-Hong Kong

What It Takes

  • Author Ages:10-12
  • ISBN:978-988-77188-1-9
  • Published:December 2016
  • Price:HK$80.00
  • Charity Beneficiary:InspiringHK Sports Foundation

Ice Cream Incoming!

  • Author Ages:8-10
  • ISBN:978-988-77188-3-3
  • Published:December 2016
  • Price:HK$75.00
  • Charity Beneficiary:Foodlink Foundation

If Only

  • Author Ages:6-8
  • ISBN:978-988-77188-2-6
  • Published:December 2016
  • Price:HK$75.00
  • Charity Beneficiary:Make-A-Wish Hong Kong

Testimonials

  • I think my son has improved a lot since he started the writing class. He now finds it easier to put his ideas into writing. Thanks very much. I am sure with your help, his writing technique will improve as well.
  • My favorite thing about the workshop was exactly the whole thing!- Rohaan, aged 8
  • Thank you for your email and detailed feedback. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the class and has benefited a great deal. I would like to thank you especially for the report which shared in depth both her achievements and nature.
  • My daughter has enjoyed reading and writing very much since early childhood. She's always dreamed of becoming an author and having her own book to share with family, relatives and friends. She has made an obvious improvement in organising her work in the last few months. My wife and I thank you so much for your fruitful advice during and after the workshop.
  • Thanks for the writing report and your effort to make a "boring" writing class interesting. Your encouraging feedback will definitely energize my daughter to go further.
  • My child has definitely flourished in her writing skills. She loves coming here and always feels that she has accomplished a lot by the end of every class. Thanks for your guidance!
  • During the last couple years, Jocelyn gained a lot from your teaching and guidance and we can see improvement in her overall English presentation and writing. She will be moving to an undergraduate programme in the UK in Sept, which is a new milestone in her life. I have to express my sincere thanks to you.
    - Susan Siu, Parent
  • My son used to hate English writing but he enjoys your class very much. I am so grateful for the motivation you have given him.
  • Thank you so much for providing this wonderful opportunity to my children and many other children in Hong Kong. I really appreciate your efforts.
  • I liked making the school magazine because it’s a great honour and I was very proud when I received it. Also, others could have a copy of the magazine too! I think the magazine is a good chance for us to show our writing and it’s a keepsake for us.- Karen, aged 11
  • As always, Elephant Community Press offers interesting programs for kids of different learning ages. We surely keep that in mind when we re-organize our time table.
  • My daughter really enjoyed the class and said that you gave her lots of useful tips! Thank you.
  • We always put Elephant Community Press in our top priority in every long holiday. Baron loves your writing class very much.- Mandy Lam, Parent
  • Thanks very much once again for the wonderful program you have conducted in the school. The kids have enjoyed it thoroughly and of course learnt a lot. I can clearly see that my daughter has benefited from all the guidance and encouragement you have provided. There was a lot of personal attention given to each child, which is truly mazing given that these were group sessions.- Deepika Deshpande, Parent
  • I LOVE this writing class. It’s my favourite thing to do each week!!!- Ella, aged 9
  • Thanks for your patience and professional coaching. My daughter loves it so much!
  • Elephant Community Press is an amazing organization with innovative ideas for encouraging young writers. Having her work published helped build my child’s sense of self-worth and having the proceeds of the books go to charity taught her about how her work can make a difference. My daughter has built her self-confidence and deepened her love for writing. This is hands down her favorite extracurricular activity — and as a side note, it has helped her enormously in school too!- Rosa Joshi, Parent
  • I cannot wait to read our book! Thanks for your time to teach and help me. I really learned lots from you! - Student, aged 12
  • My son asked if he can come back again! It is good to see that my son loves writing and I am happy to see that he has started to write more!
  • Our daughter has enjoyed reading and writing very much since early childhood. She’s always dreamed of becoming an author having her own book to share with family, relatives and friends. I’ve seen an obvious improvement in her work in the last few months. My wife and I thank you so much for your fruitful advice during and after the workshop.- Parent
  • This Fall, my daughter would like to sharpen her writing skills. I think ECP has inspired her to write better. Thanks for all of your effort.
  • Thanks for sending us the report. I can see my son has built up his interest in writing. He even writes small stories on his little iPod when we travel!