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Children's Writing Workshop for 9-15 year olds (Bookings Essential)

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Kidogo Arthouse

Bathers Beach

Fremantle, WA 6160

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Bookings essential as places are limited

Meet the workshop facilitators, Mike and Joy Lefroy at the Kidogo Arthouse, on Bather’s Beach.

Take a short walk to the Western Australian Museum - first the Shipwreck Galleries and then the Maritime Museum on Victoria Quay. You’ll learn about some of the special artefacts and the amazing stories created around them – then you’ll get to write your own!

Award winning author Mike Lefroy will discuss how the objects in the museums inspired him and other authors to develop stories that are based on history. Then he will guide you through a writing workshop so you can begin to create your own story.

This workshop will finish at the Maritime Museum, Victoria Quay at 4 pm.

What to Bring: A note book and pens for writing, an open mind and a willing heart


About the Facilitators:

Mike Lefroy is a fifth generation Western Australian with a passion for history, in particular the history of his hometown of Fremantle. He worked in the local high school then moved to the HM Bark Endeavour Project in 1988 as the Education Officer. In 1992 he joined the WA Maritime Museum as Head of Education. He left that position in February 2007 to concentrate on private consultancy work in tourism and education.

Mike’s publications for children include picture books, junior novels, non-fiction titles, education kits and web-based education activities.

Joy Lefroy is passionate about our local stories. When she discovered West Australia last century, she found there were many stories to rival the ones she’d grown up with in the UK – and many myths too.

Captain Cook and the Endeavour by Mike Lefroy
The Catalpa Escape – by Joy and Mike Lefroy
The Pipeline C Y O'Connor Built - by Diana Frylinck and Joy Lefroy


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