Hand-Me-Down Luck
Sep 14-Oct 19, Mondays
4:15-5:30
Online
Overview
Many families have an heirloom—a little something passed down from generation to generation believed to bring good luck to the owner—or so they say. Yet, few know the original story of the item. How was it acquired and how has it changed the luck of family members over the years? In this short online creative writing and publishing workshop, students will choose the object and trace its history right through to its next owner. This workshop will run for 6 group sessions, followed by one-on-one sessions 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 plot and character development
  • Explore the backstory of an object and the characteristics of a legend
  • Learn and apply different planning and writing techniques, including revealing characters' personalities through actions, reactions and dialogue and showing the cause and effect of characters' actions and attitudes.
As a writer:
  • Be introduced to ECP process of writing, revising and publishing a story
  • Stretch creative thinking and take creative risks
  • Use a variety of techniques to portray characters
  • Develop more complex plots with consistency and logic
  • Experiment with new techniques, devices and structure
  • Improve writing skills through individualised feedback from the teacher
  • Edit their writing to keep the reader engaged
  • Refine proofreading and editing skills 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

max size
6
Sessions
7
For children aged
10 to 12
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