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Wild Imaginings
WILD Imaginings: New Zealand Children’s

Writers and Illustrators’ Hui

Dunedin, 8-10 November 2019

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For any further assistance please email trishbrooking@gmail.com or jackie.mcmillan@dcc.govt.nz
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Dietary requirements
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Please note we are unable to cover ALL dietary requirements.
Will you be attending the Conference Dinner?*
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NB: Cost of conference dinner is $50.00. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
Early Bird Registration (up to 30 Sept 2019 @midnight) is $250.00
Registrations from 1 Oct 2019 up to 4 Nov 2019 @midnight is $350.00
Registrations close 4 November. Cancellations will be fully refunded up to 2 weeks before the event, then 50% for 1 week prior and no refund 4 days prior.
Yes I have read and understood the closing dates, costs and refund policy.*
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FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER 2019
Friday afternoon Tour/ Visit Selection
1) Dunedin Literary Walking Tour with Beverly Martens, 2pm. Cost- $15. To book email: info@literarytours.nz
2) Historic Olveston House. One-hour tour 2.45pm or 4pm. Cost- $23.00 for 2 ppl (2 for 1 price). Book directly with Olveston - +64 (0) 3 477 3320
3) Reading with Reed: A.H. Reed Publisher of Books for Children and Advocate for Their Learning. Visit the Heritage Collections 3rd Floor City Library Dunedin. 3.30-4.30pm no charge. Spaces limited to 15 ppl.
Will you be attending?*
Yes I will be attending Reading with Reed
No I will not be attending Reading with Reed
4) Hocken Library Tour. Join a behind the scenes tour of one of NZ’s foremost research libraries and enjoy a sampling of Hocken’s treasures relating to children’s literature and illustration. 3.30pm-4.30pm no charge
Will you be attending?*
Yes I will be attending the Hocken Library Tour
No I will not be attending the Hocken Library Tour
Parallel Breakout Session Selection
There are three sets of parallel sessions. Please select a first and second choice for each of the three breakout sessions.
NB: Numbers are limited for each session
Break Out Session One
Saturday 9 November 2019 8.30-9.45am
Please select your first choice*
1.1 Illustrators Inc: Fifi Colston and Kathryn van Beek will be discussing how to get your illustration out into the world – and keeping it there whilst pursuing creative income survival strategies!
1.2 Book Reviewing in Aotearoa NZ: Written in the Stars: Dr Paul Tankard talks with Sarah Forster (The Sapling) and Raymond Huber. What makes a good review? Do reviews matter? Who reads reviews? How do publishers use them? Where and how to get reviewed.
1.3 Sign This or Else: From rights and royalties to remainders. A session by Chris Else about the life cycle of your book in the world of publishing with special reference to demystifying contracts.
1.4 True Stories Told in Creative Non-Fiction: Find out how to research, plan and write a creative non-fiction story with Maria Gill. What to include, what to leave out…how to create an emotional impact with readers.
1.5 Social Media Survival: Join Rachael Craw as she shares her experience of using Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as a professional platform. This session will explore the benefits of using social media to engage with readers, support the writing community and promote your work.
Please select your second choice*
1.1 Illustrators Inc: Fifi Colston and Kathryn van Beek will be discussing how to get your illustration out into the world – and keeping it there whilst pursuing creative income survival strategies!
1.2 Book Reviewing in Aotearoa NZ: Written in the Stars: Dr Paul Tankard talks with Sarah Forster (The Sapling) and Raymond Huber. What makes a good review? Do reviews matter? Who reads reviews? How do publishers use them? Where and how to get reviewed.
1.3 Sign This or Else: From rights and royalties to remainders. A session by Chris Else about the life cycle of your book in the world of publishing with special reference to demystifying contracts.
1.4 True Stories Told in Creative Non-Fiction: Find out how to research, plan and write a creative non-fiction story with Maria Gill. What to include, what to leave out…how to create an emotional impact with readers.
1.5 Social Media Survival: Join Rachael Craw as she shares her experience of using Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as a professional platform. This session will explore the benefits of using social media to engage with readers, support the writing community and promote your work.
Break Out Session Two
Saturday 9 November 2019 1.30 - 2.45pm
Please select your first choice*
2.1 Building Fantasy Worlds: Join Barbara Else and Rachael Craw in conversation with Rachel Stedman as they share their process in building worlds on the page. What comes first, the people or the place? Fictional or factual, social or political, spiritual or magical? How do you develop a narrative landscape to serve the story?
2.2 From Novel to Film Script: You have figured out the plot, you love your characters, your setting is to die for – why not change your novel into a film script? Ella West will cover rights, the use of Final Draft™ software, the differences between the page and the screen, and how to give your script the best chance of being read by the people who matter.
2.3 From Nature to Narrative: Raymond Huber shares ideas about using fiction techniques (character, emotion, description) to create compelling science based stories. As Rachel Carson said, ‘It is not half so important to know as to feel when introducing a young child to the natural world’.
2.4 Gathering Images: an Illustrator’s Journey: “When all else fails, draw something. ”Robyn Belton has been illustrating books for young readers since 1977. Today she will describe her journey as an illustrator. We will see her progress/process from the earliest school readers to her recent picture books. Kathryn van Beek will facilitate a Q&A to follow Robyn’s presentation.
2.5 How I Structure a Junior Fiction Novel: Stacy Gregg talks about the nuts and bolts of pulling a novel together –from the broad story arc, to creating the framework, chapters, and the words themselves that will keep the reader turning the pages until the end. “I have favourite tricks of the trade that I’ve deployed in every one of my 25 novels to date: I want to share them with you.”
Please select your second choice*
2.1 Building Fantasy Worlds: Join Barbara Else and Rachael Craw in conversation with Rachel Stedman as they share their process in building worlds on the page. What comes first, the people or the place? Fictional or factual, social or political, spiritual or magical? How do you develop a narrative landscape to serve the story?
2.2 From Novel to Film Script: You have figured out the plot, you love your characters, your setting is to die for – why not change your novel into a film script? Ella West will cover rights, the use of Final Draft™ software, the differences between the page and the screen, and how to give your script the best chance of being read by the people who matter.
2.3 From Nature to Narrative: Raymond Huber shares ideas about using fiction techniques (character, emotion, description) to create compelling science based stories. As Rachel Carson said, ‘It is not half so important to know as to feel when introducing a young child to the natural world’.
2.4 Gathering Images: an Illustrator’s Journey: “When all else fails, draw something. ”Robyn Belton has been illustrating books for young readers since 1977. Today she will describe her journey as an illustrator. We will see her progress/process from the earliest school readers to her recent picture books. Kathryn van Beek will facilitate a Q&A to follow Robyn’s presentation.
2.5 How I Structure a Junior Fiction Novel: Stacy Gregg talks about the nuts and bolts of pulling a novel together –from the broad story arc, to creating the framework, chapters, and the words themselves that will keep the reader turning the pages until the end. “I have favourite tricks of the trade that I’ve deployed in every one of my 25 novels to date: I want to share them with you.”
Break Out Session Three
Sunday 10 November 2019 10.30 - 11.45am
Please select your first choice*
3.1 Writing for the Classroom: In this session facilitated by Dame Wendy Pye, Fifi Colston and Maria Gill will focus on educational writing and illustration for local and international markets and for your own books.
3.2 Undercover Secrets: Illustration and design can be great bedfellows or an utter mess. Donovan Bixley shares his experiences and some of the secrets he has learnt making illustrations and design work together under the covers.
3.3 Live Edit: Chris Else will look at samples of writing sight unseen, give his first impressions and talk about how they might be improved.
3.4 Hooked on Words and Pictures: Picture books are a perilous obsession. Why are picture books so maddeningly difficult to write yet at the same time so utterly joyful? Join Sophie Siers and Elizabeth Pulford to discuss the magical craft of picture books. Learn all about their mistakes and successes and discover the most important things NOT to do! This session will include time for questions and discussion.
3.5 Writing a Young Fiction Series: This interactive session will introduce you to the world of series fiction. Work with award-winning Londoner Swapna Haddow to find out what it takes to write a successful pitch for a young fiction series. You will learn about the boom in this area, the importance of character driven stories and writing books that both stand alone and work in a series. There will be an opportunity to hear about the difference between creating a series and writing to brief. Q&A to finish.
Please select your second choice*
3.1 Writing for the Classroom: In this session facilitated by Dame Wendy Pye, Fifi Colston and Maria Gill will focus on educational writing and illustration for local and international markets and for your own books.
3.2 Undercover Secrets: Illustration and design can be great bedfellows or an utter mess. Donovan Bixley shares his experiences and some of the secrets he has learnt making illustrations and design work together under the covers.
3.3 Live Edit: Chris Else will look at samples of writing sight unseen, give his first impressions and talk about how they might be improved.
3.4 Hooked on Words and Pictures: Picture books are a perilous obsession. Why are picture books so maddeningly difficult to write yet at the same time so utterly joyful? Join Sophie Siers and Elizabeth Pulford to discuss the magical craft of picture books. Learn all about their mistakes and successes and discover the most important things NOT to do! This session will include time for questions and discussion.
3.5 Writing a Young Fiction Series: This interactive session will introduce you to the world of series fiction. Work with award-winning Londoner Swapna Haddow to find out what it takes to write a successful pitch for a young fiction series. You will learn about the boom in this area, the importance of character driven stories and writing books that both stand alone and work in a series. There will be an opportunity to hear about the difference between creating a series and writing to brief. Q&A to finish.
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