When:9th and 10th September, 2017
Tuggeranong Arts Centre presents a two-day intensive workshop for First Nations Australia writers to develop their children’s story book writing skills with author Aleesah Darlison.
The workshop has been developed in collaboration with members of First Nations Australia writing group Us Mob Writing.
It will include practical skills exercises and cover a range of techniques and topics, including;
- Finding and developing ideas
- Creating believable characters
- Developing plots
- Using dialogue effectively
Expressions of interest should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
About Aleesah Darlison
Aleesah Darlison is an internationally published, award-winning Australian children’s author who writes picture books, chapter books and novels. Her much-loved stories promote courage, understanding, anti-bullying, self-belief, teamwork and environmental themes. In 2015, she won the Environment Award for Children’s Literature (Non-Fiction) for her picture book, Our Class Tiger. She has won numerous other awards for her writing.
Aleesah has written over thirty-five books including Awesome Animal Stories for Kids, the Little Witch Series the Netball Gems Series, the Unicorn Riders Series, the Totally Twins Series, Ash Rover: Keeper of the Phoenix, Little Good Wolf, Mama and Hug (koalas), Stripes in the Forest: The Story of the Last Wild Thylacine, Warambi, Puggle’s Problem, and Running from the Tiger.
Across the globe Aleesah delivers talks and workshops to adults and children at schools, libraries, literary festivals and writers’ centres. She is a writing mentor to many aspiring and emerging authors and is coordinator of the Sunshine Coast branch of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).
Among many other events, she has presented at the Sydney Writers’ Festival, the Perth Writers’ Festival, the Vancouver WORD Festival (Canada), the Hong Kong International Literary Festival (HK) and the Young Child Expo and Conference (USA). She is also the immediate past director of the NSW Writers’ Centre Kids & YA Literary Festival.