SCLA to host workshop for young writers
The Sunshine Coast Literary association is hosting a children's writing workshop -- Super Stories & Terrific Tales -- to encourage young writers to develop their literacy skills.
President of the SCLA, Bryan Ward said the workshop would provide participants with the tools and techniques they need to start their journey as writers.
The workshop is for school students in grades 5 to 12, and will be held on Saturday, 2 April at the Millwell Road Community Centre, Maroochydore. The workshop will cover all the basics of story writing including brainstorming story ideas, story construction, character development, using dialogue and more.
"It is never too early to start learning the basics," Bryan said.
"Having a vivid imagination is key to successful story writing and children possess this talent more than any other age group," Bryan said.
"And this workshop will enable them to harness their ideas and capture them on paper," Bryan said.
The workshop is also great inspiration for children wanting to enter the SCLA's WARM Writers Competition, which closes on Friday 29th April. For more information visit the competition page on www.scliterary.org.
The Sunshine Coast Literary Association was formed in 2005 to encourage Sunshine Coast's aspiring writers and enthusiasts to explore their interest and develop skills. The association offers regular literary workshops, seminars and events, award programs and monthly Front Write Up literary performance evenings that provide an opportunity to showcase the talents of its members.
Workshop presenter, Peter Carnavas said he was really pleased to be invited to host the workshop.
Local children's author and illustrator, Peter Carnavas, has written and illustrated four children's books and has a fifth on the way. His first book, Jessica's Box, was shortlisted for three awards and has won the hearts of children the world-over. Among his other talents, Peter is also a gifted presenter, hosting a number of children's writing and illustration workshops along the east coast of Australia.
"As a former primary school teacher, I am passionate about education particularly in those areas that help children express themselves, like literacy," Peter said.
The workshop will be held in Meeting Room 2 at the Millwell Road Community Centre from 9:30 to 11:30am. The workshop is $30 per child and positions are limited, so make sure you book your seat today.
For more information about the program, biography of Peter Carnavas or to book you seat for the workshop please visit the What's On section of the SCLA website, www.scliterary.org or call 5450 2691.
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