Join our High School Authors Club

Publish Your Own Book!

Weekly writing club at our Maitland studio for kids aged 12-15 who love creative writing.

Club members receive:

  • A4 writing book, author journal, and pen,
  • afternoon snacks,
  • a copy of Stephen King, On Writing; and
  • one term of one-hour weekly writing sessions with Dr Karen Hughes.

During our weekly sessions, we'll explore all kinds of writing—short stories, poetry, newspaper articles, movie scripts, graphic novels ... anything that interests and inspires us.

At the end of the year, all members are invited to submit their work for publication in our annual anthology.

NEW! Our authors will be encouraged to work towards the publication of their own book, including editing, layout and cover design.

WHERE: 248 High St, Maitland

WHEN: Wednesday

TIME: 4.00pm-5.00pm

COST: $250 per term


Term 1: 8 Feb – 30 Mar

Term 2: 3 May – 22 Jun

Term 3: 26 Jul – 14 Sep

Term 4: 11 Oct – 6 Dec

Join Now

Payment of $250 per 8 week term is due prior to the commencement of each term. You can make a payment now using our secure payment button. Please email your child's name and age to us at to to confirm enrolment.

Terms and Conditions

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. Pay via the Stripe button on this page. 
  2. Pay by cash at the first session.


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.


We reserve the right to make archival photographic and/or visual recordings of our sessions for use in our marketing publications, including on our website and social media pages. 

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.