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Course: The Enchanting World of Picture Books

This course is SOLD OUT. Please email us, including your phone number, to add your name to the wait list.

Who: Davina Bell
When:
Saturday 26 May, 10am-4pm
Cost: Full Price:
$195; Member: $135; Conc Member: $120

Explore the enchanting world of picture books with writer and editor Davina Bell. From the unique perspective of both a creator and publishing professional, Davina will share her insights on what works in a picture book manuscript, what doesn’t, and how to get your work ready for publication. Using both classic and contemporary books as our guides, we’ll look at themes and concepts that resonate, and take an overview of today’s picture book market. After considering real-life examples from the editorial, design and illustration processes, participants will uncover and develop their own ideas through writing exercises. .....

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Davina Bell on Writing Children's Books

Davina Bell is a former senior editor in the young readers division of Penguin Books, and a popular author of books for children. Her picture books include The Underwater Fancy-dress Parade, Hattie Helps Out and Oh, Albert!. Davina wrote the Alice books in the bestselling Our Australian Girl series of historical middle fiction. She's currently working on a new project for junior readers and a young-adult novel. More ›

Course: 2016 Writing for Children: An Insider’s Guide - SOLD OUT!

With: Davina Bell          
When:
Saturday 22 October, 10am-4pm
Cost: Full price:
$180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110
Level:
Beginner/Intermediate

What makes a great children’s book? How do I turn my idea into a story? How do I submit my work – and where should I send it? Should I get an agent? Should I give up?!

In this interactive and informative workshop, Davina Bell will give you an insider’s guid More ›

Course: 2015 Writing for Children: An Insider’s Guide

Sold out - please email us to go on the waitlist.

Who: Davina Bell          
When:
Saturday 31 October, 10am-4pm
Cost: Full price:
$180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110

What makes a great children’s book? How do I turn my idea into a story? How do I submit my work – and where should I send it? Should I get an agent? Should I give up?!

In this interactive and informative workshop, former Penguin Senior Editor and children’s author Davina Bell, will give you an insider’s guide to writing children’s books, and getting them published. .....

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