Discover how kids’ books can discuss important social issues while still maintaining the ability to delight, engage and entertain.
You will learn
- how to find your voice and the voice of your characters
- how to approach writing about serious social issues for children
- different approaches to writing for children
- how to generate ideas and solve plot problems
- approaches to effective editing
About Zana Fraillon
Zana Fraillon is the author of eight books for children, including picture books, middle grade fiction and a young adult novel. Her latest book ‘The Bone Sparrow’ is about a young boy growing up in indefinite detention in an Australian detention centre, which has been which has been shortlisted for the international Guardian Children’s Fiction prize and the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2017.
On this website, you can also read our interview with Zana about how to shine a light in all the dark places.
Read more about our Summer School workshops:
Summer School: Environmental Non-Fiction, 12 January
Summer School: Writing Romance, 13 January
Summer School: Writing TV Drama, 14 January
Summer School: Creating an Author Platform, 15 January
Summer School: Writing and Your Body, 16 January
Summer School: Writing the end of the world, 17 January
Summer School: Intro to Memoir, 18 January
Summer School: Fictive Expressions, 19 January
Summer School: The Ethics of Using Real Stories in Fiction, 20 January
Summer School: Insight into Editing, 21 January
Summer School: DIY Podcasts, 22 January
Summer School: Your Digital Publishing Options, 23 January
Summer School: Poetry: The Foundations, 25 January
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