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Little Activist Letter Writing Workshop with Ailsa Wild

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Counihan Gallery

233 Sydney Road

Brunswick, VIC 3056

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Author Ailsa Wild will be hosting a Little Activist's Letter Writing Workshop at The Counihan Gallery in Brunswick.

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Brunswick Bound are partnering with The Counihan Gallery in Brunswick.

Their annual Moreland Summer Show is championing Language & Liberty and to help celebrate these themes author Ailsa Wild will be hosting a workshop for the little activist in your life.

Do you want to make change? Something small in your community or even something dauntingly enormous? Did you know you can actually start changing the world by writing a letter?

Ailsa will ask you what issues you think are important and talk about simple letter-writing structures. Then we will figure out the best person for you to write to so you can make a difference. Because the pen is certainly mighty!

This is an inspiring workshop that harnesses children’s individual passions, giving them the literacy skills and civics knowledge to work towards changes they themselves want to see.

All materials will be provided.

This is a FREE event, but bookings are appreciated.

For ages 8+

Ailsa Wild is a whip-cracker who ran away from the circus to write stories. She is an author, performer and community artist who loves collaboration. Ailsa is known for her Squishy Taylor series for 6-10 year olds, about the adventures of daredevil, mystery-solving Squishy (Hardie Grant Egmont), which has now been published in the US, the UK, Spain, and Brazil. The first book in her new series, The Naughtiest Pixie (Hardie Grant Egmont) published in July 2019 is about a cheeky, greedy little pixie who can’t stop getting into mischief. Ailsa is also the lead writer of the Small Friends Books series: science adventures starring microbes, molecules and mucus, where the bacteria are the heroes (co-published by CSIRO Publishing and Scale Free Network). Ailsa’s work has appeared in Meanjin, The Monthly, ABC online, #METOO: stories from the Australian movement (Picador) and on stages across Australia. She has spoken at many literary festivals including Melbourne Writers Festival, World Science Festival Brisbane, Ipswich StoryArts Festival. She has also guest lectured at several universities and presented at more than 200 schools around Australia. She has a Masters of Creative Media (creative writing) from RMIT and has collaborated with scientists, musicians, children, nurses and circus performers.

We acknowledge the Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners and storytellers of the land on which we meet, share stories, learn and read together.

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