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Young Writers Club

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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!

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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 21 july 2021 4-5pm

 

Register here

 

 

Drawing on man running away from flying monster

 

Australian fairy tales / Atha Westbury ; illustrated by A.J. Johnson.

Week 1 - Delving into Fantastical Fiction

21 July

Dive headfirst into the world of fantasy fiction, find out what makes this genre stand out from the others, learn about the features of fantasy stories and start planning your own work of fantasy fiction. 

Map of an island in the shape of a pig


D. Do Couto's pig [cartographic material]

Week 2 - World of magic

4 August 

Create a world unlike our own, filled with magic, mayhem and more! Explore maps of imaginary worlds from popular fantasy novels and then draw a map of your imaginary world complete with challenges that your character will need to overcome.  

A man is fighting a large monster

Beauty and the beast / by Charles Lamb ; with an introduction by Andrew Lang.

Week 3 - Heroes and villains

18 August  

Every great fantasy story requires a strong, morally upstanding and downright lovable hero to take on a terrifying villain who just makes your blood boil! Develop your very own hero and villain to fit into the imaginary world you have created.  

Elves playing in a forest scene

The Bell of Dronedroom, ca. 1929 / Christopher J. Convey

Week 4 - Elements of fantasy

1 September 

Learn the tricks of the trade in adding details to your fantasy writing to create fully fleshed-out stories. Fill your magical worlds with anthropomorphised objects, talking animals and mythical creatures to develop a sense of whimsy and wonder.   

Author Jaclyn Moriarty

Author Jaclyn Moriarty

Week 5 - Term 3 wrap-up party!

15 September  

Special guest: Jaclyn Moriarty

Jaclyn Moriarty is the best-selling author of novels for young adults and adults including the new instalment of the Kingdoms and Empires series, The Stolen Prince Of CloudBurst. Winner of the Aurealis Award for Fantasy (among many, many other awards), Jaclyn is an expert in the fantasy genre and will share her top tips to help bring magic to your writing too.