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Andrew McDonald Writing Course

Words & Pictures Online Series

This workshop is on Zoom however it is specifically for young people in the Macedon Ranges (and connecting towns that visit Kyneton such as Trentham, Taradale etc). We are very focused on regional young people having access to excellent creative grown ups and as we have limited space and funding, we appreciate your understanding in this restriction.

Funding for this program is supported by Kyneton Community House

Date: 2nd, 9th, 16th June, 4pm-5pm via Zoom (download here)

Suitable for Grades 2-3

Join Andrew McDonald, the author of the Real Pigeons books, for a series of special online writing workshops.

Over the course of three weeks, Andrew will share his tips and tricks to writing awesome stories – as he empowers us to be silly, weird and super-creative in our story writing.

Every week there will be fun and engaging writing activities todo, as we learn how to write funny stories, create memorable characters, choose the right words, harness the power of secrets in our storytelling and use our real life experiences to write fiction.

There will be plenty of opportunities to chat with Andrew and ask him questions throughout the workshops. Parents and guardians don't need to accompany kids during these workshops, but they are more than welcome to join in the fun!

Workshop participants will just need to be bring a pen (or pencil), paper and – most importantly – their imaginations.

About Andrew

Andrew McDonald is the author of numerous children’s books, including the bestselling Real Pigeons series (illustrated by Ben Wood).

Andrew’s books have been shortlisted for the Readings Children’s Book Prize and the Australian Book Industry Awards. He enjoys writing stories that make kids laugh, gasp, empathise, think and wonder.


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