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Book Links QLD Inc

Young Writers Competition and Workshop

To help children learn more about writing short stories so they can enter the StoryLinks Short Story writing competition, Book Links and Voices on the Coast  is offering schools and home schoolers a free online workshop with Nova Weetman on Tuesday 18 July from 9:30 – 10:30 am. The workshop will be online using a school friendly system. We recommend whole class participation with one registration.

Register your class here
What you can expect:

We all get stuck writing creatively. And sometimes we find it hard to finish short stories. In this workshop Nova Weetman will demonstrate how she uses characters to generate story, and how to plot a short story in an achievable way. This will be a (fun) hands-on workshop where participants will learn the skills to create their own characters and rough story beats.

About Nova

Nova Weetman has published 16 books for children and young adults, including: The Secrets We KeepSick Bay, Elsewhere Girls and The Edge of Thirteen. Her latest book is The Jammer. Nova’s books have been CBCA Notables, shortlisted for the Readings Children’s Prize, Japan’s Sakura Medal, the NSW Premier’s History Prize and more. She won the ABIA Award for Best Children’s Book in 2021. Nova has published short fiction in Overland, Mslexia, Kill Your Darlings, Wet Ink and Island and non-fiction in Overland, The Age and The Guardian. Nova is a regular on ABC Radio Melbourne talking about historic children’s books in Australia.

Find out more about the StoryLinks writing competition for years 4-6 and how to enter. Free entry.
1942 Amsterdam Ave NY (212) 862-3680

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