Author Goes AWOL

March 14, 2011

Categories: All Saints Lit Fest, Northern Sydney Region Teacher Librarian Conference, Victorian Writers Centre

Well, it’s been one of those weeks where you look back and think – how on earth did I fit that all in? Thank goodness for a public holiday on Monday, is all I can say.

Had a fabulous time in Sydney at the Northern Sydney Region Teacher Librarian Conference in Terry Hills talking everything e-books. During question time there was a question posed by one librarian – ‘where have all the adverbs gone?’ which I shall endeavor to address in a later post.

Sunday looms and I have a full class of students for the first Year of Writing for Children day for the Victorian Writers Centre. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone and getting a bit of writing done, so hopefully they are ready to write in class.

Meanwhile my visit to All Saints Lit Fest in April is fast approaching…

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Year of Writing for Children – 2011

January 5, 2011

Categories: Victorian Writers Centre, writing for children course 2011


2011 is the Year of Writing for Children with Karen Tayleur.
Well, that’s what it says in the Victorian Writers Centre program, so it must be true.

Which means I have been sitting here lately thinking about the shape of the course —
which will be 5 Sundays, 10am to 4pm over the course of the year.
It’s an exciting idea for me — to liaise with writers over a long period rather than a few weeks here or a term there.
Thinking about other people and writing is a sure way to get me thinking about the shape of my own writing. At the moment I am exploring Story Beginnings and exercises to let the imagination flow.

See you in March!

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