Online Courses

Become a Published Author

Join our vibrant online writing community and submit your stories for publication on our website and in our annual paperback anthology.

Our Online Courses

Start with our Young Authors Club and then add to your skills with our High School Writers on Zoom.

Young Authors Club

12 months access to our popular online program

10 Creative Lessons. 50 Interactive Topics. 2 hours of Video Content. FREE school holiday workshops on Zoom.

Try exciting writing challenges, learn new tips and techniques, and have lots of fun exploring all kinds of different worlds. Submit your stories for publication in our new book.

For kids aged 10+

$97 for 12 months access

High School Writers

Join Karen Hughes on Zoom

So you’ve finished our Talented Kids Program, or completed the¬†Young Authors Club and participated in our School Holiday Workshops, and you’re wondering what to do next? Why not join Karen for a weekly hangout on Zoom and take your writing even further. For kids aged 12-15 who really love to write.

8 x Mondays during term from 5pm-6pm. Practise all kinds of writing techniques and work towards publishing your own book!

$220 per term


We love Hunter Valley Writers workshops and courses in our family as they are magical experiences for all children. The inspiration, fun and laughter are what school holidays are all about … becoming published authors is a happy bonus! There is something very special and motivating for children to see their own words in print in a ‘real book’! Karen Hughes is a wonderful teacher and great writing mentor!
Claire Michell
Mum of two famous young authors

Fun Online Courses

Dynamic content to spark hours of inspiration and creativity.

Expert Mentor

Dr Karen Hughes has degrees in Asian Studies, Law and Classical Herbal Medicine, as well as a PhD in English. She has written five books.

12 Months Access

Young Authors Club is a self-driven program with all content available for 12 months from the date of enrolment.

Start Your Writing Journey Today!

Get creative and make new friends with our fun online courses.