Children's and Young Adult Writing Workshops
Join us for the Storylines Saturday Sessions featuring workshops and talks with award-winning and bestselling authors/ illustrators.
Heather McQuillan, Belinda O’Keefe, Gavin Bishop and James Norcliffe will each present a workshop to inspire both established and new writers. Te Awhi Rito New Zealand Reading Ambassador Alan Dingley will join Bill Nagelkerke and Telling Tales Bookseller to discuss what makes an memorable children’s book?
Choose from a range of workshops to suit all levels of writing experience.
Date: Saturday, 28 October 2023
Where: Halswell School, 1 School Road, Halswell, Christchurch.
Time: 12.30 – 4:30pm
Cost: Storylines members: $30 per session/$80 for three sessions
Non-Storylines members: $40 per session/$100 for three sessions
These events will not be streamed or recorded. Workshop details are below and a complete programme to come.
Join Storylines now to receive members’ discounts.
Session 1: 12.30 – 1.30pm
How to submit manuscripts to publishers with Belinda O’Keefe
Who is your target audience? How should this shape your writing with James Norcliffe
Session 2: 1.50 – 2.50pm
Picture book and non-fiction writing – researching for the genre with Gavin Bishop
Know your characters and they will take care of the plot. A how to find what your characters need and want as the plot unfolds with Heather McQuillan.
Session 3: 3.10 – 4.10pm
Panel Discussion: What makes a memorable children’s book?
Listen to the discussion from panelists:
Bookseller from Telling Tales
Bill Nagelkerke – Author, reviewer and translater
Alan Dingley – Te Awhi Rito NZ Reading Ambassador