Welcome to the August 2018 edition of CKT
Happy Book Week - 17 - 24 August 2018
This month we celebrate Book Week under the theme of Find Your Treasure.
Good luck to all the authors and illustrators around the country who will be visiting schools to celebrate this magical week.
LAST CHANCE TO BOOK YOUR SEAT!
Calling all budding authors!
To close off Book Week 2018, I’ll be running a workshop for adults at Sutherland Library on Saturday 25th August. Places are limited to 15 per session.
Roadmap to the Children’s Writing Industry
Designed for adults, this course will educate and equip you with the tools needed to take your journey to the next level. This 3-hour workshop is for 18+ and includes:
- Why you want to write for children and where you fit into.
- How to go about learning to write and getting published.
- What to expect from festivals, workshops and conferences.
- The value of manuscript assessments, critique groups and writing competitions.
- Building your author platform – I’m not published, do I really need a platform?
- Do’s and Don’ts of submitting to publishers.
- Rejection – Why it isn’t a bad thing.
- Marketing yourself and your work.
- Yippee! A contract, now what?
- Author etiquette.
- School visits.
It’s about having fun, debunking some myths and supporting the authors of tomorrow.
Date: Saturday 25th August 2018 from 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost: $50Where: Sutherland Shire Library, 30/36 Belmont Street, Sutherland, NSW 2232
For more information: www.georgiedonaghey.com.au/services/writing-workshops
To book your tickets: www.trybooking.com/book/sessions?eid=378044&bof=1
Creative Kids Tales Writers’ Festival - 6th April 2019
Tickets are on sale soon. Seats are limited.
We have an INCREDIBLE line up for next year’s festival, Jackie French, Jacqueline Harvey, Deborah Abela and Illustrator extraordinaire, Emma Quay.
Plus we have an AMAZING group of publishers who will be conducting manuscript assessments and will come together for a very special panel session at the conclusion of our festival.
Start polishing your manuscripts for a chance to meet with publishers from HarperCollins, Scholastic, Wombat Books, Big Sky Publishing, Little Pink Dog Books, Christmas Press and publishing consultant for Walker Books.
For all festival updates join our Creative Kids Tales Network Group on Facebook.
WINNERS ANNOUNCED - Felines, Farts or Frightening Places Competition.
Sponsored by Faber Writing Academy
Congratulations to all who entered our Felines, Farts or Frightening Places competition.
The AMAZING amount of entries we received for this year’s feedback competition have blitzed all previous year’s numbers. The judges had the challenging task of picking the top three. Keep reading to see who took out the top honours.
I want to say a BIG thank you to Faber Writing Academy for again sponsoring this competition. I encourage you to peruse their course list and set yourself a goal to devour one. You won’t be disappointed.
Faber Writing Academy at Allen & Unwin is an exciting writing programme offering a range of courses from one-day workshops to longer courses devised by the foremost practitioners in their fields.
Since launching its first course at Shakespeare & Co bookshop in Paris in 2008, Faber Academy has tutored more than 1500 students in courses ranging from one-day workshops such as Getting Published to longer courses including our popular program Writing a Novel.
Faber Academy was established by iconic London publishing house Faber and Faber to provide high quality, practical creative writing courses that draw participants into the epicentre of the book publishing world. The writing courses are devised and run by leading figures in contemporary publishing. To date, Faber Academy has given the opportunity for writers to benefit first-hand from authors such as Jeanette Winterson, Louise Doughty, Blake Morrison, Helen Dunmore, Margaret Atwood, Miriam Toews, Kathryn Heyman, James Bradley, Patti Miller, Sebastian Barry and Hanif Kureishi.
In 2010, Faber Academy found a natural home with Australia's award-winning publisher Allen & Unwin, and courses are offered in Sydney and Melbourne.
1st Prize - Will receive a $295 Faber Writing Academy voucher to be redeemed at one of their writing courses in either Sydney or Melbourne – valid for 12 months from 1st August 2018*.
($295 covers the cost of a 1 day course (incl GST) or you can use it towards the cost of a longer Faber Academy course) faberwritingacademy.com.au
2nd Prize - Will receive a detailed critique of their entry through the Creative Kids Tales Manuscript Assessment service. Value $100
3rd Prize - Will receive a $50 book pack and one year membership with Creative Kids Tales.
The Winners are:
1st Place – Lana Spasevski - A Monster Lunch.
2nd Place – Elizabeth Macintosh - Kate and the Circus
3rd Place – Sharon Boyce - Heartstone
All entrants will receive their feedback over the next few days.