Writing On Our Calendar / April 2020
We might be staying at home this month, but that doesn’t mean you can’t engage with some fantastic literary discussions! Pull out your laptop and support writers with some of these great virtual events. This list is updated periodically so you can keep up to date with what’s happening in our (digital) literary communities.
Writers On Writing / Davina Bell on how picture books are a ‘sublime kind of magic’
By Claire Thompson
This week award-winning picture book author Davina Bell told us where she finds inspiration, why she loves picture books and more. Learn from Davina Bell how to be a successful picture book author at her workshop The Enchanting World of Picture Books on Saturday 29 February at Writing NSW.
Book Review / The Second Adventures of Princess Peony by Nette Hilton and Lucinda Gifford
By Michelle Wanasundera
“Gifford’s lively grey illustrations are contrasted with gorgeous, royal pink and purple child-like scribbles. The ever-changing expressions of the characters will give many a gasp and giggle…” – Michelle Wanasundera reviews The Second Adventures of Princess Peony by Nette Hilton and Lucinda Gifford.
Writers On Writing / Jacqueline Harvey shares her passion for stories
Jacqueline Harvey is one of Australia’s bestselling authors for children with 29 books published to date. Her Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose series are sold in over 80 countries and have attracted numerous shortlistings and awards while her first and only picture book, The Sound of the Sea, was an Honour Book in the 2006 Children’s […]
Book Review / The Wattle Tree by John Bell and Ben Wood
Explaining the concept of death and loss to young children can be a difficult subject to tackle for most parents. The Wattle Tree tries to deal with this issue by relaying the story of Molly – a little girl who has lost her Grandma. The prose is sparse and the illustrations are bright and […]