Are you a storyteller? An aspiring author?
Someone who loves to write and capture the world around you through stories?
If you have answered ‘YES!’ to these questions, then our Young Writers Club is for YOU!
Brush up on your writing skills, get some inspiration, share ideas and get stuck into writing with Alicia and Susan. There will be lots of fun, fabulous writing tips and the opportunity to connect with a real-life authors and other inspiring people!
This program is offered online, once a fortnight during school term. Suitable for writers aged 8-14years.
TERM 3 STARTS Wednesday 27 July 2022
Term 3: Exploring the great unknown
Week 1 - Where to?
Your character feels compelled to head out into the unknown. Why are they going? Who and what will they take with them? This week we will learn from the mistakes (and successes) of real explorers, which may influence your characters and their choices on departure!
Week 2 – Sense of place
As your character embarks on their exploration into the unknown, they will discover many challenges they never expected. Inspired by real explorers from history, you’ll describe this new world from your protagonist's perspective.
Week 3 - Survival
As the action builds in your story, what steps will your character need to take to survive? How can a mental or physical map reflect their understanding of the world they’re exploring?
Week 4 - Tense moments
Tension builds as your explorers approach their planned destination, will they achieve what they set out to do? or will it all fall apart in a dramatic fashion? This week you will choose whether your intrepid travellers will return home or stay where they are.
Week 5 – Term 3 wrap-up party!
Special guest: Author Angela May George
Angela May George’s novels beautifully characterise the experiences of modern multicultural Australia. Angela’s books include How I didn’t straighten my hair, Step up Shine on, and CBCA shortlisted book Out, a heart-warming tale of a young girl seeking asylum with her mother.