Learn to write stories
like a published author
With a published author!

Draw Like an Artist!

The internationally acclaimed writing course for students aged 9-14 that shows you how to write stories the way authors do.

On a three-day, school holiday writing camp, a professional author will take you on a journey of fun and discovery, learning how to create, develop and write awesome stories, guiding you every step of the way.

We also have junior camps for younger writers.

The course has been developed by international award winning author and writing coach Brian Falkner and proven for over a decade in classrooms in Australia, New Zealand and the USA.

If your child's interest is in illustration, check out our sister program:
Draw Like an Artist.

Draw Like an Artist

Students Say

"This camp was a whirlwind of fun and surprises!" 
Annika (15) - Somerset College camp

"I loved everything from meeting new people to learning how to write."
Ava (13) - Raroa Intermediate camp

"It made writing easier for me and explained aspects of stories I didn't really understand."
Anna (12) - Southwell School camp

Teachers Say

"it was a pleasure to see such joy on the faces of the students..."

"the improvement in our students' writing was real and measurable..."


Andy Griffiths Says...
“I wish this camp had been around when I was a young writer. Storytelling is a craft and the more you learn the more fun you can have!”

Young writers at our Sunshine Coast camp

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Writing Camps

Sept/Oct Holidays 2022
Auckland - North Shore
Writing Camp
4-6 Oct 2022
Presenter: Anne Kayes
and Maria Gill
Fully Booked

Junior Writing Camp
3 Oct 2022
Presenter: Maria Gill
Places left: 4

Advanced Writing Camp
7 Oct 2022
Presenter: Maria Gill
Places left: 7

Kingsland, Auckland
Writing Camp
11-13 Oct 2022
Presenter: Anne Kayes
and Vanessa Hatley-Owen
Fully Booked

Junior Writing Camp
10 Oct 2022
Presenter: Anne Kayes
and Vanessa Hatley-Owen
Places left: 3

Wellington
Writing Camp
11-13 Oct 2022
Presenter: Maria Gill
Places left: 6

Junior Writing Camp
10 Oct 2022
Presenter: Maria Gill
Places left: 2

January Holidays 2023
Brisbane
Writing Camp
17-19 Jan 2023
Presenter: Brian Falkner

Junior Writing Camp
16 Jan 2023
Presenter: Brian Falkner

June/July Holidays 2023
Forest Lake
Writing Camp
27-29 Jun 2023
Presenter: Brian Falkner

Junior Writing Camp
26 Jun 2023
Presenter: Brian Falkner

Advanced Writing Camp
30 Jun 2023
Presenter: Brian Falkner

Sheldon, QLD
Writing Camp
4-6 Jul 2023
Presenter: Brian Falkner

Junior Writing Camp
3 Jul 2023
Presenter: Brian Falkner

Advanced Writing Camp
7 Jul 2023
Presenter: Brian Falkner

Art Camps

Sept/Oct Holidays 2022
Wellington
Art Camp
11-13 Oct 2022
Presenter: Fifi Colston
Places left: 5

Junior Art Camp
10 Oct 2022
Presenter: Fifi Colston
Fully Booked



If your child's interest is in illustration, check out our sister program:
Draw Like an Artist.

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