Welcome to the Talented Kids Program!


Karen Hughes works with talented young writers all over Australia, exploring the major themes in her books – connection, courage, possibility, and wonder. She is passionate about inspiring kids to live a creative life. Having four children of her own, she understands that each child brings different gifts to the world and she believes every child should have the opportunity to shine.

Payment of $250 per 8 week term is due by the first week of each term. You can make a payment now using our secure Paypal button (GST will be added at checkout to bring the total to $250). If you are using a Creative Kids Voucher, please email the voucher, together with your child's date of birth, to admin@huntervalleywriters.com and pay the remainder using the Paypal dropdown button below.

Talented Kids - One Term

Your payment includes 8 weeks of group tuition, yummy afternoon snacks, one A4 exercise book, one pen, and a digital copy of our annual book of stories. New enrolments will also receive one copy of either How to Write Your Best Story Ever! or How to be a Young #Writer.

By submitting your payment, you acknowledge that you have read and accept the terms and conditions of enrolment set out below.

Thanks so much,

Hunter Valley Writers


By submitting your payment, you acknowledge that you agree to the following terms and conditions:


Hunter Valley Writers is a trading name of Anketangl Pty Ltd. All services will be provided by Anketangl Pty Ltd and its agents. 


We do not accept enrolments without full payment.

Term fees are due and to be paid in full before the commencement of each term. 

There are no refunds for missed sessions. All fees are non-refundable. 

If fees are not paid by the due date your child will not be able to participate in further sessions until all outstanding fees are paid.


Fees can be paid by:

  1. Paypal Deposit or Credit Card 
    Pay via the Paypal button on this page. 
  2. Creative Kids voucher, with payment of the remainder by cash or credit card.
    Email your voucher to admin@huntervalleywriters.com and pay the remainder using the Paypal dropdown button on this page.
  3. Cash 
    Pay by cash at the first session.

Contact us if you would like to arrange a weekly payment plan.


It is important that you contact us if your child is going to be absent from a session. If a student misses 3 or more classes in a term without notification we will assume that student is not returning and their position will be reopened for other enrolments.


Occasionally we will make archival photographic and/or visual recordings of our sessions for use in our marketing publications, including on our website and social media pages. You give express consent for images of your child and their writing to be included in this promotional material.

Children are supervised for the entire session and are not permitted to leave the premises unless pre-arranged by the student’s parent/guardian.

Hunter Valley Writers will not be held responsible for loss or damage of personal belongings.

All of our students have the right to feel safe to express themselves in our sessions without fear of ridicule, bullying behaviour or physical harm. If any student is in breach of this expectation, we have the authority to exclude them indefinitely without a refund.


By submitting your payment you are stating that you understand, acknowledge and agree with these terms and conditions.

Failing to adhere to these terms and conditions means you could be in breach of your enrolment agreement. This could result in a forfeit of your child’s position in any subsequent sessions.

PLEASE NOTE: All information in this document is true and accurate at the time of publication. Changes can and will occur from time to time.