helping teachers teach writing

A Practical Approach to Teaching Narrative Writing

Black and Wright is made up of Jess Black and Ed Wright.

We teach kids to think imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and ideas. Our approach is student centred and supplies practical tools that children can use to create narratives from the perspective of character and story.

In this stimulating and fun full day workshop we equip teachers with the tools needed to confidently give kids a creative toolkit so they can own and develop their own creative writing.  

Our workshop is broken into the six fundamental components needed to effectively write stories; creating characters, crafting story, being specific, creating tension, endings and editing.

Once armed with these key skills children can develop their narratives further. The bite sized chunks provide scaffolding and techniques for students to be able to find their ways to express their own unique voice through effective narrative story telling.

It is our aim to have an equal focus placed on the creation of both story and structure, allowing students to find their unique voice in a narrative.


Our one-day workshop runs from 9.00 – 3.30pm . Workshops can be conducted on school premises or at other venues in the Hunter and beyond.

9.00 – 3.30pm


For group bookings we offer a discounted
rate of $250 for the seventh and beyond.

We understand that every school has their own particular needs. Contact us and we can tailor the delivery of the course to suit you.

For more information please contact or Ph: 0402 279 957