404: Full day workshop on Picture Books (Create a Kid’s Book) – Australia

ITEM: Full day workshop on Picture Books (Create a Kid’s Book) – Australia


Australians! Have you ever thought about writing a children’s story? Or illustrating one? Or both? Value: Aus$220

Two tutors, artist Jo Thompson and wordsmith Dr Virginia Lowe take you through the 32 page rule, how the pictures and the text work together, developing a character, using the storyboard, locating and approaching a publisher, and there is time to give some feedback on a story or art work which you bring along, as well.

Visit www.createakidsbook.com.au to view workshop dates

We put out a FREE monthly e-bulletin on writing for kids and children’s literature generally. Send your e-mail address to Virginia virginia@createakidsbook.com.au to go on the distribution list.

Dr. Virginia LoweBIO: Dr Virginia Lowe has been proprietor of the Create a Kids’ Book manuscript assessment service, for fifteen years, including workshops in most Australian capital cities. There are also writing e-courses. Many books have been successfully published coming through the service, and can be seen on the webpage www.createakidsbook.com under ‘Successes’. She has been judge for the Australian Book of the Year Awards, and has written a book on young children’s responses to books: Stories, Pictures and Reality: Two Children Tell (Routledge) also numerous articles on the subject. She formerly lectured at different universities on English, children’s literature and creative writing.

About Candy Gourlay

Growing up in the Philippines, Candy Gourlay wondered why all the books she'd ever loved didn't resemble her steamy, tropical home in Manila. As a result, it took her years to fulfil her dream of becoming an author – and years to learn that Filipino stories, too, belong in the pages of books. Her latest novel is BONE TALK, set in 1899 and told from the point of view of a boy from a headhunting village during the US invasion of the Philippines. She has just published her first picture book, IS IT A MERMAID – about a dugong who thinks she's a mermaid. Candy's other novels, TALL STORY and SHINE, have been listed for many prizes in the United Kingdom such as the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Book Prize. Both novels won the Crystal Kite Prize for Europe and Tall Story was awarded the National Children's Book Award in the Philippines.

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