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Writers Camp

INFO: 4 days. Overnight. Monday – Thursday. Grades 9 – 12. Gender***: Male and Female. 

NOTE: As this program is very similar to 2018, therefore it is not suitable for previous participants.

Do you love writing?

Do you wish you loved writing?

Do you love the idea of writing but don’t know how to get started?

Do you simply crave the time to sit and write for an extended period of time?

We will be staying at the beautiful Kihilla Retreat, an historic gathering place, which is based in a large house in the Blue Mountains. As Autumn falls across this landscape, we will let this area, which has been an inspiration to many famous writers for many years, inspire us all to find our writer’s voice.

We are hoping to hear from some local writers, run a series of workshops and allow the amazing locality to inspire us. We will be able to visit galleries, gardens, waterfalls and the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, including the Street Art Walk.

We will visit some local shops – bookshops and others – we might buy but we might just let these places prompt us to write. Choose a lustrous lolly from the Candy Store in Leura and let it speak directly to your tongue!

In the evenings, we will lie on blankets and look at the stars (clearer here than anywhere else in the Sydney area) or get hot chocolate and muffins at an eclectic cafe – it was in the Coffee Houses of the 18thC that artists and writers gathered – we can aspire to do the same. Perhaps there will even be a reading or local songwriter to hear……

During the program, this small group of passionate writers will be inspired to write: Poetry, essays, creative writing pieces and other styles/genres. They will also spend time developing their writing styles and skills.

The program will make the most of the location to inspire creativity and reflection. Days will have time for reading, sharing and engaging with various forms of literature, but also include games and good food.

If you are a passionate writer and would like to spend time with other students passionate about writing, then come on this camp and be inspired!

***Note that this program is offered to both male and female students, however the program requires an almost even balance of gender. Therefore if there is not an even gender balance, then the program will be offered as as single gender program.

SOW 2018 Writers Camp Letter-permission

Blue Mountains Culrural Centre

Writing : Dr Seuss : Kihilla



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