About Word on the Street Online
Upbeat Arts is excited to deliver online creative writing classes for Queenslanders. You will have the opportunity to work with a professional writer and teacher Claire Christian.
Word on the Street Online is a fun and inclusive space for anyone who loves to write or is curious about writing, and best of all - you can start at any time!
Whether you're a seasoned writer or an aspiring one, this class is an opportunity to put pen to paper and let your creativity do the talking. Creativity is recognised as being beneficial for mental health, including recovering from depression and anxiety.
Through guided writing exercises, you'll build new skills in a relaxed setting and apply them to writing stories, scenes, characters and poetry. These creative writing classes aren't sequential. Each class is a stand alone workshop suitable for beginners to more experienced writers and everyone in between.
For 90 minutes every week, switch off your inner critic, improve creativity, confidence and self-expression.
Word on the Street is presented in partnership with the Queensland Writers Centre.
Our writers have the opportunity to submit work to be included in our annual Upbeat Arts Word on the Street publication.
Spaces are available now - join us online using the JOIN button above and set your inner storyteller free!
- Available for Queensland residents only
- Members will need access to a smart phone, tablet, laptop or computer with video/camera and microphone capability and internet access (you can still access if you only have microphone - video/camera highly recommended if possible)
Once we've received your Application Form, we'll send you an email to confirm your place in the program/s you've chosen. This email will include the venue details, how to get there, what to bring and what to expect.
If you're feeling a little anxious....we think that can be pretty normal for a lot of people. Remember, everyone in the room was once where you are now - brand new! All we ask is that you do your best. It’s ok to bring a support person with you. If you can only stay a short time on the first visit, that's ok too!
We also encourage you to come along two to three times before deciding if the group is right for you. Joining a new group does take time - allow yourself time to settle in and get to know the others and the Upbeat Arts team.
Our programs run in line with Queensland Public School terms, and are not held on designated public holidays:
|Term 1||Monday 24 January - Friday 1 April|
|Term 2||Tuesday 19 April - Friday 24 June|
|Term 3||Monday 11 July - Friday 16 September|
|Term 4||Tuesday 4 October - Friday 9 December|