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Writing for Children


Sat 19 Aug 2017, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: Selwyn Community Education, 203 Kohimarama Road, Kohimarama, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Course Fee: $120.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: SelwynComed

Selwyn Community Education is based at Selwyn College, Kohimarama, Auckland.

This course forms part of our 2017 Writing Weekend.

Interested in writing books for children? (Please note this is not a course designed for teaching children to write).

Leonie Agnew will take you through a discussion on her career, including writing tips and inside information on the current NZ publishing scene.

This course is mainly for those interested in writing junior fiction and does not include feedback on current manuscripts. It targets writing for the 8 - 12 age group. It is expected that you will gain an understanding of:

- Writing tips like What If, Problem and Solution and Show Don't Tell
- Character equals plot
- How and where to submit manuscripts
- Trends in publishing - to be original or go with the flow?
- The importance of similes and the evils of adverbs

You are invited to attend our opening address at 9am on Saturday 19 August. Fire up the day with an early morning talk by Books Editor Susanna Andrew. Get a sense of the writing communities at large, the lay of the literary landscape and where and how to stay tuned into a writing life and the lives of others.

Susanna Andrew is Metro Books Editor and co-editor with Jolisa Gracewood of the AUP annual anthology Tell You What: Great New Zealand Nonfiction.

Have a cuppa, listen to Susanna and meet others.

Our mission is to provide quality affordable and accessible lifelong learning opportunities for our community.

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