Children’s Book Week. Gearing up for two Book Week gigs. On Wednesday I will be talking to Grades 5 and 6 at Upwey South Primary. On Thursday I am running workshops at St Thomas More Primary with the whole school. Should be fun!
July 2nd Ran a very successful workshop yesterday – Whodunnit? – for 9-12 year olds at Belgrave Library. Fourteen girls and boys attended, there was even a waiting list! Some great work and amusing ideas. Because the workshop only went for 90 minutes I offered a bonus: any participant who continues with their story can email it to me for feedback. Offer only lasts until the end of the holidays! I look forward to some interesting reading.
Hard at work during the Belgrave workshop.
Held a workshop at Mount Waverley library on writing crime stories. A packed house!
In July I ran Evil Villains and Super Heroes at Belgrave Library. Here I am outside the library with Library Manager Sue Walters.
This year there was a series of creative writing workshops for kids aged 9-12 years at Belgrave Library.
I also had a Book Week gig at a primary school in August – working with all classes from Prep to Grade 6.
I have run many creative writing workshops for children (and adults) and worked with two primary schools as part of the Arts Victoria’s Artist in Schools initiative. I’ve taught clear thinking and debating skills within the G.A.T.E.WAYS programs for gifted children. For three years I was a Diploma of Arts (Professional Writing and Editing) lecturer with Chisholm Institute of TAFE.
I am always happy to work with schools, libraries and community groups to encourage kid’s creativity and confidence.
To register your interest in workshops/school visits for 2017 please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org