Have a great holiday!

We are on holidays now until 19 October. Hopefully, we'll be back in the studio after the break, ready to eat lots of popcorn and write wild and wonderful stories.

See you soon xx

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Want to practise your creative writing with a real author?


Workshops for Kids

 


Want to practise your creative writing with a real author?



Want to practise your creative writing with a real author?


Workshops for Kids

The class has absolutely LOVED having you here. I’ve had so much great feedback from parents about how inspired their children have been. A thousand thank yous.

Jane Robinson, teacher

The class has absolutely LOVED having you here. I’ve had so much great feedback from parents about how inspired their children have been. A thousand thank yous.

Jane Robinson, teacher

School Holiday Program

NEW! Due to popular demand, Kalika Magic author Karen Hughes will be presenting three exciting workshops for kids aged 8-13 over the school holidays. Woo hoo! We'll have apples, popcorn, chocolate chip cookies, and lashings of ginger beer, and we'll write the best stories ever.

Spaces are limited, so book your spot now.

WHERE: 3/95 High St. East Maitland

WHEN: April 14, 15, 16

TIME: 10am - 1pm

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School Holiday Program

NEW! Due to popular demand, Kalika Magic author Karen Hughes will be presenting a series of exciting workshops for kids aged 9-12 over the school holidays. Woo hoo! We'll have apples, popcorn, chocolate chip cookies, and lashings of ginger beer, and we'll write the best stories ever.

WHERE: 3/95 High St. East Maitland

WHEN: January 2022

TIME: 10am - 1pm

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Talented Kids Program

Enrolments are now open.

Weekly one hour sessions for kids aged 9-12, every Tuesday or Wednesday at our High Street studio. Afternoon tea provided. At the end of the year, we will publish a book of stories and every contributor will receive a copy.

WHERE: 3/95 High St. East Maitland

WHEN:  Tuesday or Wednesday

TIME: 4pm

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Zoom Club

New Online Talented Kids Program!

10 week online program for kids aged 9-14 with a live Zoom session at the end. Explore different writing challenges, learn new tips and techniques, and have lots of fun exploring all kinds of different worlds.

WHERE: In your own home!

WHEN: Self-paced. Join at any time. New lessons available each week.

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Talented Kids Program

Enrolments are now open.

Weekly sessions for kids aged 9-13, every Tuesday or Wednesday. Students will receive an A4 writing book, a pen, and a copy of How to Write Your Best Story Ever (Oxford University Press). At the end of the year, we will publish a book of stories and every contributor will receive a copy.

WHERE: 3/95 High St. East Maitland

WHEN: Tuesday or Wednesday

TIME: 4pm-5pm.

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Zoom Club

New Online Talented Kids Program!

10 week online program for kids aged 8-13 with a live Zoom session at the end. Explore different writing challenges, learn new tips and techniques, and have lots of fun exploring all kinds of different worlds.

WHERE: In your own home!

WHEN:  Self-paced. Join at any time. New lessons available each week.

Learn More

School Holiday Program

NEW! Due to popular demand, Kalika Magic author Karen Hughes will be presenting three exciting workshops for kids aged 8-13 over the school holidays. Woo hoo! We'll have apples, popcorn, chocolate chip cookies, and lashings of ginger beer, and we'll write the best stories ever.

Spaces are limited, so book your spot now.

WHERE: 3/95 High St. East Maitland

WHEN: April 2021

TIME: 10am - 1pm

Learn More

School Holiday Program

NEW! Due to popular demand, Kalika Magic author Karen Hughes will be presenting three exciting workshops for kids aged 8-13 over the school holidays. Woo hoo! We'll have apples, popcorn, chocolate chip cookies, and lashings of ginger beer, and we'll write the best stories ever.

Spaces are limited, so book your spot now.

WHERE: 3/95 High St. East Maitland

WHEN: April 14, 15, 16

TIME: 10am - 1pm

Learn More

Talented Kids Program

Enrolments are now open for Term 2.

Weekly sessions for kids aged 9-13, every Tuesday or Wednesday. Students will receive an A4 writing book, a pen, and a copy of How to Write Your Best Story Ever (Oxford University Press). At the end of the year, we will publish a book of stories and every contributor will receive a copy.

WHERE: 3/95 High St. East Maitland

WHEN:  Tuesday OR Wednesday, commencing 7 May 2020.

TIME: 4pm-5pm.

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Sharing the magic of words 

Karen Hughes is the author of the popular Kalika Magic series for kids 9+, exploring themes of courage, adventure, and the power of the imagination. Karen grew up on a cattle station on the Liverpool Plains, where she spent her childhood climbing trees, riding horses, and reading Narnia books. She attended a primary school with only six pupils, before being packed off to boarding school at age twelve. Karen has been a lawyer, a herbalist and a web designer, but being a storyteller is her favourite job. She is currently writing her fifth book and completing her PhD in English.


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Now on the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge!


Press PLAY to listen to Indie's Theme, written and performed by Grace Hughes.
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Now on the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge!


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Visit our bookshop

Press PLAY to hear Indie's Theme, written and performed by Grace Hughes.

Supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.