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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.

FREE. Registrations essential. This is a year-long program, commencing Term 2, and running until the end of Term 4, 2023.

Term 3 dates:  26 July, 9 Aug, 23 Aug, 6 Sept and 20 Sept
Time: 5 – 6.30pm
Where: Ballina Library, 8 River Street, Ballina
Suitable For: 8 – 13 years

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.

 

How to write a story without having to think

Author Workshop with Melaina Faranda Suitable for stages: 5 & 6 7 & 8 9 & 10 11 & 12

  • 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: 5 & 6 7 & 8 9 & 10 11 & 12

  • School Visit
  • Performance
  • In Person

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

 

Nuts and bolts of imaginative writing

Author Workshop with Sarah Armstrong Suitable for stages: 7 & 8 9 & 10 11 & 12

  • School Visit
  • Creative Writing
  • In Person

In this practical workshop, Sarah (who has written novels for both adults and children) will teach s…

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