Shooting Star Development Academy (SSPDA)

At Shooting Star Press one of our core aims is to work with developing writers, editors, designers, illustrators and those interested in the publishing industry. We are keen for as many people as possible to tell their stories the best way they can! To that end we are running a series of online classes, workshops and seminars with the experts who work with Shooting Star.

Given that 2020 is going, well, who know’s where its going really, but given that there are lots of us at home with time on our hands we are going to run a season of on line teaching and workshops and master classes with well known Australian authors, musicians, producers, directors and creatives. Priced for affordability, the classes will give some teachers left short by classes being cancelled, a way to connect with other creatives, and a way for people suddenly thrown out of work a way to meet, learn and use their down time to hone skills and undertake further development with out having to leave home or office.

To see classes and enrol


– All classes are being held using the Zoom platform and attendees should download the Zoom app from before the start of their session.

– Attendees will be emailed links and passwords to activate the on line classes.

– Classes will be recorded, if you do not wish to be included in the recording please advise the presenter at the commencement of the class.

Classes are $50 for each 2 hour session and can be purchased up to one hour before the commencement of the session. A reminder will be sent the day before and one hour before.


If you’d be interested in teaching in the program please email Cath Brinkley at with your CV, and a list of topics with an overview of class content.