Incursion 1: Short Story Anthology Book

Comprehensive writing workshop, followed by a one-month story deadline.

Become a published author with the help of children's author Ander Louis.
Your story and illustration will be published in an anthology book to keep!

  • Creative writing workshop hosted by Children's Author Ander Louis

  • One-on-one tutoring for each student during workshops

  • Professional editing and proofreading for every story

  • Trade-quality publishing and binding of the completed book

  • A book launch party

Working with author Ander Louis, your students will create their own short story narratives during a full day writing workshop. Because the stories will be published in a real anthology book, which will become part of the school library (and their own bookcase at home), students will be highly engaged to make a story they are proud of.

Later, students and their families will attend a “Book Launch Party”, to celebrate the release of their anthology book.​

This is our most popular incursion, and where Launch Pad started.

From $19 Per Student*

Incursion 2: Life Hacks from Expert Writers

60-minute creative writing seminar

What happens when you take years of experience and distil it into a 60-minute tutorial? You turn shy writers into authors who can write unputdownable stories!

  • You’ve learned the story mountain - now learn how the experts plan a narrative

  • Hone narrative arcs that draw readers in

  • Make your settings feel real and your characters come to life

  • Improve your use of descriptive language

  • Tailored for primary/high school audiences

Take your storytelling skills to the next level, with expert creative writing tips and techniques that you won’t find in the schoolbooks. Our seminars are designed to engage, entertain, and inspire your students - while solving the most common issues teachers face with student narratives. Your students will be turning in stories that are a joy to read - you’ll be begging them for sequels!

​Every participant will receive a Seminar Booklet, containing lesson summaries, activities, blank templates, and quizzes.

Life Hacks for Writers is available for big or small groups, from a classroom to an auditorium.

From $12 Per Student*

Incursion 3: Sticky-Note Stories Anthology

2 hour writing workshop. Become an author in just 2 hours!

Your Challenge: To create a short story using only 6 Post-it Notes!
Draw, write, decorate - and that's it, you'll be a published author!

  • 2 Hour creative writing workshop hosted by Children's Author Ander Louis

  • One-on-one tutoring for each student during workshops

  • Trade-quality publishing and binding of the completed book

  • A book launch party (optional)

Working with author Ander Louis, your students will create their own short story narratives during a 2 hour writing workshop. But there is a twist - each student must tell their story in the space of just 6 Post-It Notes!

Because the stories will be published in a real anthology book, which will become part of the school library (and their own bookcase at home), students will be highly engaged to make a story they are proud of.

Later, students and their families will attend a “Book Launch Party”, to celebrate the release of the anthology book.

This is our more affordable and less time-consuming alternative to the full narrative incursion. Sticky-Note Stories is a great way to celebrate books, writing, and reading!

From $12 Per Student*

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