Aleesah Darlison_hi resDo you want to write for children? Have you written a picture book manuscript you think might be ready to take to the next step? Do you need advice about publishers?

Writing picture books is harder than it looks. This Saturday, October 17th, renowned children’s author, Aleesah Darlison, provides an introduction to this exciting genre. She demystifies the process and provides insight into how to bring a picture book to publication. Writing exercises will be included. If you have one, bring a work in progress. Handouts provided.

Bookings are filling for this workshop so get in now. We can take 4 more.


Aleesah Darlison writes picture books and novels. Her story themes include courage, understanding, anti-bullying, self-belief, friendship, and teamwork. She has won several awards for her writing and has had numerous short stories, articles and book reviews published in anthologies, magazines, and newspapers.

Aleesah’s workshop:  Introduction to Picture Books. Cost 1 day $80

Book now: Phone 07 54981 332 and pay by credit card or go to our booking page and pay by PayPal.


Michael bauerWant to have your readers rolling around the floor laughing? Then don’t miss the workshop on writing humour by Michael Gerard Bauer on October 24th. In this workshop, we look at the basic question, ‘What makes something funny?’ Once we’ve identified the key ingredient of humour, we will apply what we have learned to important aspects of storytelling, such as plot, character and language use, in order to produce laugh out loud results.

Tutor: Michael Gerard Bauer. Michael is a multi-prize-winning, Brisbane based writer of YA and Children’s Books. Michael’s most recent publications have been the very popular Eric Vale series and its spin-off series, Secret Agent Derek ‘Danger’ Dale. These hilarious books for younger readers are fully illustrated by Michael’s son Joe Bauer. Michael’s books are used widely in schools and are currently translated into 12 languages and sold in over 40 countries.

Cost: 1 day $80

Book now: Phone 07 54981 332 and pay by credit card or go to our booking page and pay by PayPal.

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