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Writer’s Notebook: Amazing stories and how to write them
Author-in-Residence Program: Richard Newsome (Bright Minds Years 3-4)
There’s more to telling a great story than good guys, bad guys and lots of explosions… though that is a pretty good start. Learn the basics of the art of storytelling from creating amazing characters to placing them in all sorts of trouble. By the end of the workshop you’ll have all the tools you need to write like a champion.
Richard Newsome is the author of the award-winning Billionaire series of adventure novels for middle school readers. The Billionaire’s Curse won the inaugural Text Prize, as well as the Esther Glen Award in New Zealand, and has been published around the world. The series was completed in 2016 with the release of the sixth instalment: The Curiosity Machine.
Location: Queensland Academies, Creative Industries Campus (61 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove)
Date: Saturday, 13 May 2017
Time: 12.30 – 2.00 pm
Students are required to wear comfortable clothes, enclosed shoes, with hair tied back, and bring a drink. All other materials are supplied.
This workshop seeks to:
- explicitly explore the concept of connection
- strengthen confidence skills
- provide students with the opportunity to develop thinking skills including those associated with comprehension.
Workshop Links to the Australian Curriculum (English)
Year 3 Literature
Literature and context
Discuss texts in which characters, events and settings are portrayed in different ways, and speculate on the authors’ reasons (ACELT1594)
Year 4 Literature
Discuss how authors and illustrators make stories exciting, moving and absorbing and hold readers’ interest by using various techniques, for example character development and plot tension (ACELT1605)
Create literary text by developing storylines, characters ad settings (ACELT794)