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

Candy Gourlay is a Filipino author living in London. She was a journalist writing about dictators in the Third World before she took up a full time position battling dictators of the nappy-clad variety. She inadvertently became a web designer while avoiding doing the dishes. She takes procrastination to new levels by blogging, drawing and making YouTube videos for fun. Her debut novel Tall Story was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for eleven children’s book prizes including the Blue Peter prize. It won the Crystal Kite Children’s Book Prize for Europe. Her latest book is called Shine. www.candygourlay.com

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