Children’s Writing Workshops

In January I’m running a series of writing workshops for kids in Sydney, Brisbane and Byron Bay. They will energise, inspire and possibly make your head explode with wild new ideas.
Spread the word and I hope that you or someone you know can make it along. Some of the workshops may be fully booked so call to book!

Wed 11 January 2012, Fairfield Library, Brisbane. 2pm.
Your Life and Other Stuff You Made Up

How can you use all the odd, boring, funny stuff that happens to you and turn it into excellent stories? Author Tristan Bancks used bits from his life to inspire his new short story collection, My Life and Other Stuff I Made Up. Like the time his sister made him eat Vegemite off her toe and the time he had his appendix removed just to get out of school detention. Learn how to mine your own life for cool, weird, funny stories that your friends and teachers will love. Ages 7-13. 07 3403 8615.

Tues 17 January The Children’s Bookshop, Beecroft, Sydney. 9am-12:30pm.

Learn new ways to fire up your imagination, discover ideas, create characters and build confidence in your writing. Create a short story on the day. Hear how writers find inspiration and keep the stories coming. Go behind the writing scenes and learn the tools that Tristan and other authors use to create their books. Packed with information and activities, this will be a fun, high-energy morning of imagination and ideas that will inspire young writers to take their writing to the next level.
For Children Aged 8-12 Cost? $50 per student. All materials are provided. 02 94818811.

19-20 January Writing Safari, Northern Rivers Writers Centre Byron Bay
A fun and active two-day writing adventure where young participants (aged between 9 and 13 years) will be encouraged to use nature, their own lives, and the world around them for inspiration.
Day one will involve fully supervised walks along the beach and through local parks, using the world around to inspire their stories.
Day two, kids taking the characters and ideas they discovered on safari and spin them into stories. Participants will also be encouraged to use a range of tools to structure their story, including Tristan’s new Story Scrapbook app.
Phone 02 6685 5115


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