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Writing for Children (Ballarat)



Sofie Laguna




Focus on technical aspects of writing, including voice, character, plot, structure and content, as well as the publishing side of the business. Learn how to discover and use an authentic child’s voice in various forms of children’s writing: picture books, junior novels and novels. Find out how knowing your characters well will solve problems related to plot, rhythm and structure.

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Sofie Laguna


Presented in association with Ballarat Writers. Supported by the Grace Marion Wilson Trust. 

You will learn

  • to focus on character
  • to use an authentic and original voice
  • to self-edit
  • to find the form for your writing that best fits – be it picture books or longer formats
  • how to best submit your work for publication

About Sofie Laguna

Sofie Laguna is an award-winning author of over twenty books for children. Her books for young people have been published in the US, the UK and in translation throughout Europe and Asia. Sofie’s first novel for adults, ‘One Foot Wrong’, was published throughout Europe, the US and the UK, longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award. Her recent novel for adults, ‘The Eye of the Sheep’, was shortlisted for the Stella Prize and won the Miles Franklin Award.

Read about Sofie Laguna's approaches to writing for adults and writing for children.

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MADE Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka
102 Stawell St South
Victoria 3350 Australia


Phone: 03 9094 7855
Email: regional@writersvictoria.org.au

Registration for this event ended on 26 August 2016 - 10:00
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