Jacqueline Harvey is the author of 27 novels for younger readers and a Children’s Book Council of Australia award winning picture book. Her bestselling Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose series’ are published internationally and have garnered various short listings and awards. Jacqueline travels widely, speaking and teaching in Australia and overseas.
Jacqueline will present two separate workshope at the Fitzroy Children's Literature Festival. Bookings for these workshops is essential. Please register for the workshop of your choice.
Saturday 22 April 10am- 12pm Fitzroy Town Hall Reading Room
Join author Jacqueline Harvey in this wonderful Creative Writing Workshop for Kids!
Jacqueline Harvey, award-winning author of the Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose series will be running a creative writing workshop for children aged 8-12 years.
Learn about creating plot lines, short stories, characters and more.
Saturday 22 April 1pm-3pm Fitzroy Town Hall Reading Room
Writing for children is big business. Despite the oft forecast demise of reading, demand for quality children’s books is strong and there has been significant growth in this market over the past few years. If you’re keen to write stories that will keep children reading under the covers after lights out, if you’re interested to know more about the puzzling business of publishing, or if you harbour dreams of being the next JK Rowling or Andy Griffiths, then this course is for you.
The session will cover everything you need to get started including:
- Understanding your potential audience
- Finding and developing ideas
- Creating believable characters
- Developing plausible plots
- Using dialogue effectively
- Literary devices
- The importance of editing
- Advice on getting published
- The business of being a writer
Gold coin donation to access the main hall goes directly to the Aboriginal Literacy Foundation.
In partnership with the Thomas, Samuel & George Ewing Trust, Yarra City Council and ACU.