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Event Details

  • Date:13 Mar 2024

  • Time:11:00am - 12:00pm (Australia/Melbourne)

  • Location: Online

Event Description

Do you dream of writing a picture book? Award-winning author Andrea Rowe shares tips to get inspired, bust through barriers, and find your story pace to write children’s books that connect with young readers. You’ll discover how to craft a compelling story, introduce relatable characters, create memorable settings and tune into writing from the senses. You’ll come away with a deeper understanding of readership, identifying themes, emotional pulls and satisfying resolutions. The workshop will also discuss what publishers are looking for, how to work with illustrators and industry insights.

Writing Picture Books for Children is presented by Vision Australia Library and is open to library members aged 18+. To join the library visit https://www.visionaustralia.org/services/library/join.

For more information on this series and other programs offered by the library contact Vision Australia Library on 1300 654 656 or email [email protected]

Session dates and times

Wednesday 13 March: Developing Your Ideas for Children’s Picture Books

Wednesday 20 March: Finding Your Pace: Characterization, Setting and the Senses in Children’s Books

Wednesday 27 March: Illustrators and Industry – Where to Take Your Children’s Book Next?

About the presenter

Andrea Rowe is an award-winning, best-selling children’s author of Jetty Jumping, Sunday Skating and In the Rockpool (Hardie Grant). Jetty Jumping won the 2022 CBCA Picture Book of the Year and  2023 Australian Speech Pathology Book of the Year. Her most recent book In the Rockpool has become a new favourite summer classic and she has six more books on the way. Andrea has been awarded the 2024 May Gibbs Literature Trust Fellowship.