Home Lair

Cherie Curtis (front) with the enthusiastic Walkervale Writers and their teacher Lee Peno at a guest workshop at Walkervale State School in November.

Cherie Curtis (front) with enthusiastic youngsters.

Welcome to Creative Dragons, the nesting cave for all fledgling and accomplished writers – those special young creatures determined to learn, grow and explore through the magic of reading, writing and creative thinking.

Creative Dragons was founded in 2012 by award-winning author/journalist Cherie Curtis, who also writes under the pen name Cheryse Durrant. Cherie is passionate about helping the young and the young-at-heart read and write better.

Cherie has 20 years’ experience in presenting workshops and training young people in English, journalism & communications, public speaking and creative writing. Her tailored programs are aimed at improving literacy levels, enhancing problem solving skills and helping every child and teenager discover their unique writing voice.

Creative Dragons junior classCreative Dragons runs in-school, after-school, online and school holiday programs for children and young people. It also provides personal, one-on-one tutoring to primary and high school students. It also delivers in-service and planning days at state high schools, enabling Queensland teachers to better deliver high-quality English classes to students. Cherie also presents craft of writing, genre and author promotions & marketing workshops for adults through the Queensland Writers Centre, regional councils and other organisations.


Find Creative Dragons at Findschoolworkshops.com
www.findschoolworkshops.com is a directory of school shows, workshops incursions and assemblies. Browse their large range of Australian workshop, incursion and assembly providers for Primary and Secondary Schools.

4 thoughts on “Home Lair

  1. Adrian Morey

    I have an 11yo son (Cooper) who is interested in creative writing. Do you still run workshops in Brisbane? If not are there any groups or tutors you could recommend in the Brisbane area? Thanks & regards Adrian

    1. Cherie

      Dear Adrian, I hope you don’t mind but I’m posting the email I sent you in 2018 because I’ve recently had so many Brisbane parents enquire about writing classes. I do not offer tuition or children’s writing classes in Brisbane, but I highly recommend the Queensland Writers Centre and the State Library of Queensland which both, from time to time, offer workshop series and classes for children, especially on the school holidays. They also have some fabulous online workshops happening right now! Signing up to the QWC and SLQ mailing lists will keep you up to date on their latest events. You can also email the QWC to register your interest in a particular suburb, so that they may re-consider starting their weekly creative writing classes for kids. Plus, touch base with your local library. Both the Moreton Bay and Redland Region Libraries offer free and subsidised workshops for children and adults. I hope that both you and Cooper are doing well and keeping optimistic and creative. With kindest regards, Cherie

  2. Cayce Lewis

    Hi I am looking for a tutor for my son who will be in year 9 next year. Definitely maths and English but also just general help with assignments and what a good assignment looks like.

    1. Cherie

      Dear Cayce, I can certainly tutor your son in English and general assignment assistance in 2022. However, I no longer tutor mathematics. Teaching English gives me so much joy, whereas the mathematics curriculum is becoming more and more difficult to teach, and I already have a full English student load. My apologies for this decision, but this is about being true to myself and fully embracing my love of Language & Literature. Best wishes for a fabulous Christmas and I hope to meet your son in 2022. Kindest regards, Cherie


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