Word of Mouth | Issue 6 | 2022
Word of Mouth | Issue 6 | 2022
WORD OF MOUTH | ISSUE 6 | 2022
Christopher Raja is the author of the memoir, Into the Suburbs: A Migrant's Story (UQP, 2020). He lived in the Northern Territory for 12 years and has been twice shortlisted for its Chief Minister’s Book of the Year award. Raja migrated from Calcutta to Melbourne in 1986. He is the 2021 UTS Copyright Agency New Writer's Fellow.
Chris has a wide range of experiences, breadth, scope and enthusiasm as a writer, reader, editor and teacher in Melbourne and Alice Springs, where he has taught a vibrant and diverse range of students including most recently at the Creative Writing Program at the University of Technology Sydney, successfully promoting the Copyright Agency and the UTS Creative Writing program.
Chris's unique guided writing group workshops can be delivered in various formats and for various ages and stages and can be tailored for 60 mins, 90 mins or even whole day events.
Chris will be presenting a workshop "Writing the Suburbs" at the Emerging Writers Festival from 15-25 June, as well as participating in the Northern Territory Writers Festival in Darwin.
Write Like an Author/Draw Like an Artist
"Write Like an Author" is a school holiday event for young writers.
Held in a fun and supportive setting, this camp will see children develop and write stories with help from award-winning author Brian Falkner.
Brian is an internationally published children’s author with twenty books published in more than thirteen countries. His most recent novel is a WWII spy thriller called "Katipo Joe: Wolf's Lair".
Young writers will learn:
* How to come up with story ideas
* How to plan and outline a story
* How to come up with interesting, sympathetic characters
* The writing process, how to put it all down on paper
* Plus they’ll make new friends and have heaps of fun!
There are two options:
* 3 day camp for children aged 9 to 14
* 1 day workshop for children aged 7 to 10
In addition to the Writing Camp, there will also be a "Draw Like an Artist" Camp, conducted by the award-winning illustrator, Lucia Masciullo. This Camp is limited to the Sheldon College location only - see dates as listed below.
Young artists will learn:
* How to draw a cool character
* Different media and techniques
* How to create storyboards
* How to create a multi-layered artwork
* But most of all, you'll have heaps of fun!
There will be two locations over the school holiday period:
Immanuel Lutheran College, Buderim, Qld
The program runs from Tuesday, 28th June until Thursday, 30th June, 2022.
The camp is non-residential, and runs from 9 am to 4 pm each day
Sheldon College, Sheldon, Qld
The program runs from Tuesday, 5th July 2022 until Thursday, 7th July 2022.
The camp is non-residential, and runs from 9 am to 4 pm each day.
The number of places on each camp is strictly limited.
For further details, or to register, please visit the following website - Write Like an Author
Dates for your Diary
|ABIA winners announced|
|28-30 June||Write Like an Author/Draw like an Artist Immanuel Lutheran College Buderim Qld|
|5-7 July||Write Like an Author/Draw Like an Artist Sheldon College Sheldon, Qld|
Yours in promoting literacy from all at the Speakers Ink team,
Sandie, Margie, Jan, Lia, Rob, Matt and James
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