Writer in Residence
Ardoch’s Writer in Residence program uses an innovative approach to engage children in literacy.
Ardoch’s Writer in Residence program sees published authors deliver book-writing workshops to students at disadvantaged partner primary schools in Ardoch’s place based regions. The weekly workshops extend over seven weeks during which the writer helps the children identify story ideas, build characters, pen their stories, edit them, create illustrations and put a story book together, or anthology of student works, which is then published and distributed to each child. The program aims to enhance students’ literacy and language skills, build confidence in their own voice, and enhance their aspirations for creativity, story-telling and writing.