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 firstname.lastname@example.org to go on the distribution list.
BIO: 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.