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Join author, poet, podcaster and journalist Samantha Turnbull for a series of masterclasses where students will learn and experiment with a range of creative writing techniques and genres. Classes are designed to be fun and celebrate the joy of storytelling.

We are hoping to run the 2024 Ballina Masterclass in the second half of the year. Watch this space for more information.

2024 Term dates:  TBC

Samantha Turnbull

Samantha Turnbull is a children’s author and podcast producer with the ABC. Her books include Fierce Girls, Remember the Rainbows and The Anti-Princess Club series. She is also a qualified primary teacher and loves competing in poetry slams.

 

Poetry

Author Workshop with Benjamin Gilmour Suitable for stages: 3 4 5 6

  • School Visit
  • Poetry
  • In Person

Benjamin will take students on a journey to discover their own inner poetry, what it means to access…

 

How to write a story without having to think

Author Workshop with Melaina Faranda Suitable for stages: 3 4 5 6

  • School Visit
  • Creative Writing
  • In Person

‘But I don’t know what to write…’ Ever heard that one before? In this fun, engaging, highly imaginat…

 

Storytelling Out Loud!

Author Workshop with Melaina Faranda Suitable for stages: 3 4 5 6

  • School Visit
  • Performance
  • In Person

Not all people will be writers, but everyone is a storyteller. Long before pen and paper and keyboar…

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