NSW Kids and YA festival, 30th June

NSW Kids and YA festival, 30th June

Calling all aspiring writers! I’ll be part of this year’s KIDYA festival at the NSW Writers Centre. It’s a day dedicated to the ins and outs of writing for children and young adults, with panels about various genres and aspects about the industry. There’s also an excellent pitching session in the late afternoon too. I’m on a panel about writing humour with other funny authors like Tim Harris and R.A Spratt. Tickets are available here.

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School Holiday Writing Workshops in July

School Holiday Writing Workshops in July

Hi cHEwY gum gums

I’ll be running some school holiday workshops in July, both in Sydney, Melbourne and Warranambool.

July 2nd: Wheeler Centre, Melbourne 2-3pm, free but bookings are essential. Book here now

July 3rd: Warranambool Art Gallery, 2-3pm, free, bookings essential. Book here now.

July 10th: Lost in Books, Fairfield NSW

July 18th: Better Read Than Dead, Newtown, 1-3pm (as part of their whole day program, check it out here.

O.P

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Just Kidding National Writing Competition 2018

Just Kidding National Writing Competition 2018

Calling all cHEwY gum gums aged 7 to 12 (or any adults who know kids too). There is a fabtastic writing competition run by Just Kidding Magazine. I’ll be judging the ages 7-8 category, along with Jacqueline Harvey (9-10) and Tristan Bancks (11-12). You’ll win some awesome prizes such as seeing your story published as a physical book, packs of books, and a special message from the judges too.

It can be anything you want and it’s up to 500 words. Email mystory@yarramedia.com.au OR go to the Just Kidding website.

 

 

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Sharjah Childrens Reading Festival, 22-28th April

Sharjah Childrens Reading Festival, 22-28th April

I’ll be visiting my cHEwY gum gums in the UAE in a few weeks time, in the Sharjah Childrens Reading Festival. I’ll be hosting some interactive storytelling sessions, as well as some creative writing workshops too. It’s going to be a whole lot of fun, and I’ll be joining an impressive list of international authors and illustrators. Stay tuned for updates on either Instagram or my blog 🙂

O.W

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Christmas Press Anthology!

Christmas Press Anthology!

Hey cHEwY gum gums

It’s been awhile since I’ve been in an anthology, so I’m thrilled to be a part of The Christmas Press’ annual anthology, due out later this year. Can’t wait to show you the fab illustrations that will accompany my story. In the meantime, you can check out their website for more info about their other works.

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The Other Christy shortlisted for Adelaide Festival Awards 2018

The Other Christy shortlisted for Adelaide Festival Awards 2018

Happy New Year cHEwY gum gums

I got a nice surprise when I found out that The Other Christy has been shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature in the children’s category. It’s an honour to join a stellar list, which include…

Rockhopping (Trace Balla, A&U)
Dragonfly Song (Wendy Orr, A&U)
The Fall (Tristan Bancks, Random House)
How to Bee (Bren MacDibble, A&U)
Sister Heart (Sally Morgan, Fremantle Press)
The Other Christy (Oliver Phommavanh, Penguin)

The award winners are announced on March 3rd as part of the Writers Week in Adelaide. Fingers crossed 🙂

O.W

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