Students in the Young Writers program have the opportunity to read and write a wide range of creative texts. Suitable for more advanced English students, this program focuses on examining model texts closely and looking at the techniques used by real writers. Students read both ECP publications written by other students in Hong Kong and classic children’s stories read by students around the world to inspire them to write creative pieces of their own. After a rigorous revision and editing process, finished pieces are collected and published once a term in a professionally printed, school literary magazine.
Although the focus of this program is on creative writing, students can also learn to write articles on school news to supplement the stories and poems in the magazine.
Books for Charity
All ECP books are written by students in Hong Kong with net proceeds donated to our charity partners to support the valuable work that they do in Hong Kong and worldwide.
Charity partners include Room to Read, Make-A-Wish Hong Kong, Hong Kong Dog Rescue, The Hong Kong Red Cross, Foodlink Foundation, and Vision First.
About Our Authors
Young people often struggle to be heard, but Elephant Community Press offers opportunities for students to share their ideas with friends, family and the community at large. By publishing the work of young authors, ECP aims to demonstrate that there is an audience for well-crafted and thoughtful writing, no matter how old the writers are.
Our young authors range in age from 6 to 17 and attend both local and international schools in Hong Kong. They herald from diverse backgrounds, but share with us a passion for storytelling and the belief that everyone has something worthwhile to say.
ECP has worked with students from a wide variety of schools including Canadian International, German Swiss, Kennedy, Diocesan Girls’ Junior School, St. Paul’s Co-Ed, West Island, Braemar Hill, Diocesan Boys’ School, Singapore International, French International, HKIS, Glenealy and Renaissance College.