Best in Show
July 28-Aug 13 Tues, Wed, Thurs
Aug 3-7
ECP Centre in Central
July 20-24
ECP Centre in Central
June 29-July 3
ECP Centre in Central
In this creative writing and publishing workshop, students step into the paws of canine characters in the the famous Westminster Dog Show! But this is no competition for the average ball-chasing dog. The dog owners who join are serious about showing off the perfect dog. The question is: how do the dogs feel about it? Find out from the dogs themselves as they write about life with their crazy owners and all the work that goes into being best in show! The online version of this course will run for 8 group sessions, followed by a one-on-one session for each student to provide additional support as they revise and edit their story to be published.
Learning objectives
Specific to this workshop:
  • Primary focus on character and plot development
  • Introduction to anthropomorphic characters
  • Introduction to voice and perspective
  • Develop contrasting characters for effect
  • Learn and apply different planning and writing techniques, including using storyboards and mindmaps; slowing down the action to heighten the drama; and showing characters' personalities through their thoughts, reactions and dialogue.
As a writer:
  • Be introduced to ECP process of writing, revising and publishing a story
  • Stretch creative thinking and take creative risks
  • Express ideas with detail and specificity
  • Slow down to elaborate each part of a story fully
  • Improve writing skills through individualised feedback from the teacher
  • Revise writing for continuity, consistency and focus
  • Practise proofreading skills and correct identified technical errors in their work to prepare writing to be published
As a learner:
  • Develop creativity and collaboration through a workshop environment
  • Learn to look at own work critically and consider how to improve it
  • Learn to be open to and respond to constructive feedback
  • Gain confidence as a writer by writing and publishing a story in a booklet for a real audience
Creative Writing & Publishing

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For children aged
8 to 10
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