Welcome to the May 2018 edition of CKT
There’s a lot going on at CKT this month so let’s get straight into it.
To close off Book Week 2018, I’ll be running workshops for both children and adults at Sutherland Library on 25th August. Places are limited to 15 per session.
A Roadmap to the Children’s Writing Industry is designed for adults - www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=378044
Words and Pictures - Creating children's books is designed for children aged 8-12 years - www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=377353
Off the success of our recent CKT Writers’ Festival we are planning something for Saturday 6th April 2019. A big thank you to those attendees who completed our survey. Your comments have helped to shape our next event.
You may have seen on Facebook recently we announced we’ll be doing another publication. If you would like to be added to our email list for more information, please email with the subject line CKT 2019 publication.
This publication is open to existing members of CKT. For more information about membership with Creative Kids Tales visit our Membership page
Added bonus - From 1 April 2018 when you join or renew your existing membership with Creative Kids Tales we’ll send you a small gift as our way of saying thanks and welcoming you to the CKT family.
Don’t forget to get your entries in to our Felines, Farts or Frightening Places Writing Competition. We’ve decided on two categories – chapter or picture book.
We thought we’d give you some fun prompts to work with for our first writing competition for 2018 - Felines, Farts or Frightening Places. Who doesn’t love felines? Frightening places conjures up all sorts of creative ideas and farts well just say the word and kids get the giggles. Now it’s time to tickle our judge’s funny bones or scare them, we’ll leave it up to you.
You can submit either a first chapter of up to 1000 words or a picture book of no more than 650 words. We have some fantastic prizes for our winners with Faber Academy again supporting us.
If you want to learn the craft of writing for children, we recommend - Creative Kids Tales' Author Personal Training - More than Mentorship.
Just because someone likes to run, doesn’t mean they can enter a marathon. To ensure they are capable of getting across the line, marathon entrants train long and hard. Competition in the writing industry is fierce. If you hope to get over that finish line, consider personal training with those who have the knowledge and experience to help you. Be warned that as we coach you to build the skills you need, we will hold no punches.
Want to know more? Pop over to our Author Personal Training page and read all about this exciting new resource.
Good luck to our CKT members who will be attending the May Kid Lit festival in Melbourne, especially those who have assessments booked. We look forward to hearing how you went.
That’s all from us this month.