Creative Writing

Our Creative Writing curriculum turns students into young authors. Every week, students will compose a short, original story limited only by the size of their imaginations. Students will travel to distant lands, impersonate characters, and invent their own plots lines at every level of this course. Each lesson is accompanied by a fun, skills-building warm-up to help teach new English grammar and vocabulary or literary devices. Advanced levels will also incorporate literary analysis and help students perfect their stories to publishable quality. Creative Writing students will have regular opportunities to enter their own original works into international story-writing competitions.

Early Readers (4 Years Old)

Students in the early stages of reading will build phonics skills and sight words through fun, colourful exercises. Our Early Readers will practice the basic skills of letter formation and blending while learning to approach books confidently and with joy.

Our Early Readers course is designed to assess the skill level of each individual student and tailor the lesson to their needs. Students may begin with “a- a- apple”, learning to recognise the sounds of letters, or dive in with more complex digraphs, blending sounds into words, or familiarising themselves with the most common words in English: sight words.

Students will build their skills through a variety of alphabet, phonics, and sight word games. Teachers will work with the student to select a fun book to begin reading every class to promote a love and excitement for reading.

Age Group: 4 years old (maximum of 5 students per section)
Locations: Causeway Bay, Kowloon
Duration: 1 hour
Lesson Fee: $350 per 1-hour class


Early Writers (5 Years Old)

Students will build their skills through a variety of word games and interactive activities. Teachers will identify students’ writing competence and focus on improving their vocabulary, grammar, and spelling.

Our Early Writers class is designed to instil a true love of reading and writing in students. Kids will enjoy reading captivating books with their teacher and learning to engage in exciting class discussions. In addition, the Early Writers class provides students with the opportunity to dream up amazing stories and transfer their unique ideas to paper. Little ones who have already mastered the basics of English will learn to write more complex sentences.

Students will build their skills through a variety of word games and interactive activities. Teachers will identify students’ writing competence and focus on improving their vocabulary, grammar, and spelling.

The course provides students with the foundation to excel in our Beginner’s Creative Writing course.

Age Group: 5 years old (maximum of 5 students per section)
Locations: Causeway Bay, Kowloon
Duration: 1 hour
Lesson Fee: $400 per 1-hour class


Beginners Creative Writing (6-7 Years Old)

Beginners-level students build the habit of writing freely, confidently, and often. Students do creative writing activities and write short stories to learn about different genres of writing.

In our exciting Creative Writing classes, students explore words and ideas, and learn how to craft a beautiful story. They will learn how to create vivid imagery, apply figurative language, and master the art of metaphor in their stories. They will also work on improving their diction, vocabulary, and grammar.

In our Beginners level classes, we get students into the habit of writing freely, confidently, and often. Students do creative writing activities and write short stories to learn about different genres of writing.

With over ten years’ experience teaching beginner writers, KYP teachers have developed a proven method that has helped thousands of young kids love and improve writing.

Age Group: 6-7 years
Locations: Causeway Bay, Kowloon
Duration: 1.5 hours
Lesson Fee: $520 per 1.5-hour class


Introductory Creative Writing (8-9 Years Old)

Introductory-level students write short stories to learn about different genres of writing. Students will also learn about characterization, conflict, perspective, and other literary devices.

In our exciting Creative Writing classes, students explore words and ideas, and learn how to craft a beautiful story. They will learn how to create vivid imagery, apply figurative language, and master the art of metaphor in their stories. They will also work on improving their diction, vocabulary, and grammar.

Introductory-level students write short stories to learn about different genres of writing. Students will also learn about characterization, conflict, perspective, and other literary devices. Students will also work on improving the mechanics of their writing, specifically their grammar and vocabulary.

Age Group: 8-9 years
Duration: 1.5 hours
Location: Causeway Bay, Kowloon
Lesson Fee: $520 per 1.5-hour class


Intermediate Creative Writing (10-11 Years Old)

Intermediate-level students are trained to be independent story writers. They will be challenged to complete an 800-1200-word original short story in class every two weeks.

Intermediate Creative Writing transforms students into fully independent story writers. Each lesson is designed to span two weeks: week one will focus on a new literary element (e.g. atmosphere, conflict, suspense) and week two will focus on story writing that perfects that technique.

Students will do a deep dive into different writing genres, from action and memoir to mystery and science fiction. They will be challenged to complete an 800-1200-word original short story in class every two weeks. No other centre offers this level of creative story writing enrichment to students at such a young age!

Age Group: 10-11 years
Locations: Causeway Bay, Kowloon
Duration: 1.5 hours
Lesson Fee: $520 per 1.5-hour class


Young Authors Workshop (12-14+ Years Old)

Students will deconstruct plots, hone their writing skills and learn literary techniques that will take their work from proficient to publishable.

Learn the fundamentals of fiction, including plotting, pacing, characterization, stakes, etc. in this intensive course. Students will deconstruct plots, hone their writing skills and learn literary techniques that will take their work from proficient to publishable. Students will workshop their writing and learn skills, devices and secrets of professional authors to take their writing to the next level. Students will also learn how to analyze literature.

If you love writing, don’t miss this chance to follow a curriculum designed by best-selling author, Kelly Yang. This class is truly one of a kind.

Age Group: 12-14+ years
Locations: Causeway Bay
Duration: 1.5 hours
Lesson Fee: $730 per 1.5-hour class