Winter School

A Five-Day Academic Writing Program For Young Scholars


After the resounding success of our Inaugural Summer School, and due to popular request, we're pleased to announce that registrations are now open for our Five-Day Winter School.

The School will be held at the Queensland, Academy For Creative Industries, Brisbane, from Monday, 9th July to Friday 14th July, 2018, and once again we'd like to extend a special invitation to our community.

Sam and I would like to invite you take advantage of our special early-bird price available only to our community and only until the end of May, 2018. We'd like to offer you the full five-day program for $300.

This is your chance to master the skills necessary to succeed to the best of your ability in 2018 and beyond. Writing killer essays, crafting stories that sing and speaking with aplomb are just a few of the skills you'll pick up during the five-day Winter School. Making new friends, being challenged to achieve at your highest level and inspiring you to take risks in a safe learning environment are what we're all about.

We work daily with Young Scholars in our Writing Excellence Programs and we know the joys that come with aspiring to academic excellence. Mix this with the self-confidence to shine and you'll come away feeling like academic excellence achievement is yours for the taking. If you choose to dance a little along the way then all the better.

We'll also provide you with tips on study habits, organisational skills and time management at each of our sessions.

If you would prefer to attend individual sessions you can do that, too. You can choose to attend for any single day for $85 by visiting our Eventbrite page here:

Day 1 - How to Write a Killer Essay

Day 2 - The Voices in Your Head Storytelling

Day 3 - Stand & Deliver Public Speaking and Debating

Day 4 - Theatre/Performance

Day 5 - How to Write a Graphic Novel

Once again, our price to you is $300 for the full five day program. Each workshop runs from 10.00am to 3.00pm, and includes nibbles; fruit, dips, biscuits and the occasional jelly snake. The special early-bird offer ends on 30 November, 2017, or when all tickets are sold.

See you in July...

Mel & Sam

Your Instructor

Mel and Sam Hammond
Mel and Sam Hammond

Mel and Sam are a dynamic mother-daughter duo, with experience in writing and theatre. In another life, Mel is a Senior English teacher and author of adult and childrens' novels. Sam studied Theatre at the Queensland Academy for Creative Industries and has won Queensland Theatre's Young Playwrights Award, along with DUX, CIVA and Pathmaker Awards at her school. Together, they run Writing Excellence Programs for Young Scholars at Writer on the Road.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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