Abbotsleigh Literary Festival
Child’s Play: Writing for Children
Do you dream of writing bestselling books for children? Do you love coming up with stories you believe that children would love to read? Do you want to understand the complexities of the market and how to go about getting published?
During this three hour workshop, bestselling author Jacqueline Harvey will guide participants through a practical look at writing for children including critical skills and knowledge, understanding the market, finding your voice, refining and improving your work and how to approach publishers.
This workshop for adults aims to give those who are keen to write for children a realistic view of what’s involved from getting started to getting published and what happens after that. A series of activities will give budding writers opportunities to explore style, voice and other key elements of writing for children as well demystifying the publishing process.
The Little Bookroom Melbourne ZOOM Saturday Session 26 September 3-4pm
Jacqueline Harvey is zooming in to share some bookish good cheer with those of us lockdown 🙂 About this Event The Little Bookroom is celebrating 60 years, and Puffin Books are turning 80! We’re proud to jointly present this series, to mark and milestones, and provide good cheer to everyone in lockdown. CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW […]
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How to host an Alice-Miranda or Clementine Rose party
When a new book comes out or the next time you’re stuck for a theme for your birthday party, why not celebrate with Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose?
These easy steps will have you partying in style!
- Send our Alice-Miranda or Clementine Rose invitations to everyone on your guest list. Will you make it a dress-up party? Let guests know on the invite if you are.
- Choose the yummy treats you’re going to have. Alice-Miranda and Clementine love food so look through the books for inspiration. You can download this recipe for some scrummy chocolate brownies, they’re perfect for high tea.
- Decide on the games to play. Maybe you can set up a treasure hunt – Alice-Miranda loves solving mysteries after all! Or perhaps you can have a Clementine Rose inspired fashion parade!
- Think of your decorations. You can print off book covers and make them into placemats or cut them into triangles and attach them to ribbons to make bunting. Intersperse the triangles with lots of pretty material. We’ve designed some fabulous place name cards to put on the table you’ve decorated. How about you put your friend’s names through our Name Generator and write them on the name cards! A lovely table cloth and some nice china cups – mismatched ones are the best – will complete the setting.
Have the party! Don’t forget to take lots of photos and have lots of fun! Once you’ve held your event, be sure to come back and tell us all about it! Submit your details via the form below. Your party post may appear on our blog. Make sure you check this is okay with your Mum or Dad before submitting the form.