Welcome to the September 2020 edition of CKT
Lots to share this month on Creative Kids Tales, thanks for stopping by.
Have you scooped up your ticket for the Creative Kids Tales Writers' Festival 2021 - Know Your Audience?
We know the world continues to be an uncertain place when it comes to planning events. However, we wanted to let you know, we are doing everything we can to ensure our festival goes ahead, despite the climate. So, if COVID restrictions still apply, we’ll be pulling out Plan B and running our festival via Zoom. The good news is, no matter what, 100% our festival will be going ahead.
Later this month, tickets go on sale for the manuscript assessments. Should the need arise, these too will be conducted via Zoom. Remember, you need to hold a valid festival ticket in order to purchase a manuscript assessment with any of the following publishers – Affirm Press, Allen & Unwin, Big Sky Publishing, Ford Street, HarperCollins, Larrikin House, Margrete Lamond, Mayfair Literary Agency, Penguin Random House and Wombat Books. Look out for ticket information via our Creative Kids Tales Network Group on Facebook.
Did you know we have a dedicated Facebook group for ticket holders? That’s right! Once you’ve purchased a ticket, you’ll be invited to join our private group. Inside you'll find festival updates, giveaway information and important dates for ticket releases and manuscript assessment information.
For members of the Creative Kids Tales website keep watching this space as we have a special offer coming for you.
Unlock Your Story Library
Hey Mums, Dads, Grandparents and Carers,
Do you have a young creative at home?
Unlock Your Story Library is a 2 x 2-hour online creative writing workshop for kids. This school holiday workshop is for children aged 8 - 11.
Session 1 – Monday 5 October (1.30 – 3.30pm)
- How picture books are created.
- Getting started and ways to generate story ideas.
- Hooking your reader.
- Create memorable characters and story foundations.
- Story Arc
Session 2 – Wednesday 7 October (1.30 – 3.30pm)
Continuing from the first session, children will build on their new skills by deep diving into the following topics:
- Storyboard layout.
- Tips to overcome writers’ block.
- Map making and exploring your character’s world.
- Mixing fact and fiction to create satisfying stories through, In the Shadow of an Elephant.
We’ll take a sneak peek at my middle-grade time travel work in progress.
Course Fee: $99.00 or free with your NSW Creative Kids rebate.
‘It really inspired me to become an Author.’
Poppy – aged 10
‘I liked how you let us break free be creative and gave us good tips.’
Otis – aged 10
‘This course was great! I loved doing the story starters and maps.’
Amity – aged 10
‘I liked learning about a storyboard and doing a map.’
Ella – aged 9
‘I liked how you showed me how to start a story.’
Dakota – aged 12
‘I liked it was about writing and illustrations.’
Riley – aged 8
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