Lost in Translation
July 7-23
July 27-31
ECP Centre in Central
July 6-10
ECP Centre in Central
June 22-26 (4 days)
ECP Centre in Central
It’s a dream come true! A genie has offered to grant you a wish and you can’t wait to get what you asked for. The only trouble is… it seems that your genie has somehow misunderstood! Now what? In this workshop, students will explore how characters cope with not-quite-what-they-asked for and consider how it might be a blessing in disguise. 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
  • Wordplay: homophones, rhyme
  • Learn and apply different planning and writing techniques, including using mindmaps and storyboards; showing escalation of feelings; the importance of specificity; effective dialogue; 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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