Creative writing for kids aged 8-12 with Jacqueline Harvey

Do you like to write? Do you dream of seeing a book with your name on the cover? Do you just want to write great stories that people will enjoy reading?

Award winning, best-selling children’s author Jacqueline Harvey loves working with students just like you to help bring those great ideas to life. She will be conducting a ‘hands on’ writing workshop where students will get to discuss their ideas, do lots of writing and share their work with others. From the original concept through to drafting, editing and publishing, the workshop will focus on a range of activities, designed to assist young writers to develop their skills and gain an in-depth understanding of the writing process. The workshop will cover many aspects of writing including:

■ Finding and developing ideas

■ Creating believable characters

■ Using place and setting to spark ideas

■ Developing plausible plots

■ Using dialogue effectively

■ Literary devices

■ The importance of editing

A series of practical exercises will give budding writers opportunities to explore style, voice and other key elements of writing as well demystifying the publishing process.

Where: 91B Grose St, North Parramatta NSW 2151

When: 10th July, 10am-4pm

Cost: $50/$30 concession. Booking is on the right hand side of this page. The booking plug-in can be a bit slow so it can take up to a few minutes to process, please be patient. If you are still having trouble call 8677 4815 or email admin@westwords.com.au and we can help you.

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Jacqueline Harvey is the author of the Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose series. Her first picture book, The Sound of the Sea, was awarded Honour Book in the 2006 CBC Awards.

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