Creative Writing Programme

Dates

4 – 6 Sep 2017

Venue

To be confirmed

Target Group

Selected primary 5 pupils with interest and aptitude in creative writing in English. 

Description

The Creative Writing Programme (CWP) aims to nurture budding young writers at the Primary 5 level. By offering them guidance in the art of creative writing, the programme hopes to help young writers improve their writing craft and enhance their literary understanding. CWP activities thus provide a platform for like-minded pupils who are passionate about writing to meet and mutually develop their interests.

Admission to the programme is based strictly on merit. Interested pupils apply for CWP by submitting a portfolio of their creative work.

Pupils who are accepted for the CWP will be offered a 3-day non-residential camp during the September holidays. The camp provides participants with the opportunity to interact with published writers who can offer them advice on how to hone their writing skills.

The camp comprises the following:

  • writing workshops with published writers
  • writer’s circle activity with GE Branch Officers and writing peers

Pupils admitted to the camp may submit their works to be considered for publication in Mementoes, a compilation of poetry and prose works gleaned from CWP.

Participants may also return for November masterclasses to refine their skills.

For more information, download the CWP Application Package 2017 here.

Application for CWP should be submitted by 4 July 2017 (Tuesday), 5pm.

Portfolio submissions must include a teacher’s recommendation.