The SA Writers Centre is hoping to encourage South Australia’s next Hannah Kent by running a Writing Bootcamp for teenagers.
Writers Centre Director Sarah Tooth says the Bootcamp is a four-day intensive series of workshops to help young people get their creative juices flowing.
“We’re thrilled to have some of South Australia’s most accomplished writers conducting our workshops to guide, advise and encourage our youngest talents.
“This is the third time we’ve run a Teenage Bootcamp and we’ve received amazing feedback from those who’ve been involved.
“In the past bootcamps, we’ve had more than forty young people come through our doors and walk away with a renewed sense of confidence in themselves and their writing.
“Our young writers leave us after the four days with their imaginations fired up and their noses to the grindstone, prepared to write. It’s really nice to see how they come away believing that writing can actually become a career.
“All that inspiration packed into four days is contagious.”
The workshop leaders represent different styles of writing, from theatre to children’s books, poetry to young adult.
Published authors Ben Brooker, Katrina Germein, Angela Kingston, Molly Murn, Vikki Wakefield, Amelia Walker and Allayne Webster are primed and ready to inspire young writers in the school holiday bootcamp.
The Writing Bootcamp for Teenagers runs from Monday September 30 to Thursday October 3, at the SA Writers Centre.
Visit www.sawriters.org.au for more information, or follow the Centre on Facebook at or on Twitter @sawriterscentre.
The SA Writers Centre has more than 1200 members and exists to support and promote South Australian writers, published and unpublished.