For an hour between 3.30pm and 5pm on any Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday during the school term the walls of the Martian Embassy veritably ring with the noise of keen young writers firing ideas left and right and volunteer writing tutors cheering them on.
Most workshops are for children and young people aged 7 to 14. Workshops include elements of drawing, film, audio recording, cartooning, costume and/or theatre, whatever works best to spark our young writers’ imaginations.
Most of our after-school workshops are run in collaboration with community partners, including the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence, Yurungai Barnardos Learning Centre, Weave Youth and Community Services, Redfern Community Centre and others.
Over the last year after-school workshops have included The Big Weird Story Challenge, Diabolical Dialogue, Ride the Wild Mouse, Real Ghosts of Redfern, This Poetry Thing is a Breeze and High School Alert, and so much more.
A huge thank you to the BridgeLane Foundation, the Lord Mayor Clover Moore Salary Association, and the Campbell Edwards Trust whose support makes these workshops possible.