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Summer Workshops at The Children’s Bookshop, Beecroft

January School Holidays, 2018

In the January School Holidays 2018, we are pleased to announce a range of events including visiting authors and artists, reading and writing workshops.

Enquire at The Children’s Bookshop, 6 Hannah Street, Beecroft.

Tel 9481 8811

1.  Creating Cartoons with Mike Barry

Mike Barry is the creator ofAction Tank, an original, 100 page graphic novel about a boy who finds himself on the other side of the Solar System and must rely on his brains and his courage.  In this workshop, participants will develop storyboarding skills in creating characters and stories in cartoon comic strip format.

When? Wednesday January 17th For Ages 8-12,


Cost? $50 per student. All materials provided.


Strap in for a fast-paced creative writing masterclass with Mick Elliott, author of THE TURNERS trilogy and Nickelodeon TV producer, as he shares his 10 secret tips for creating stories with maximum bite. Find out how to invent memorable characters, hilarious situations and unforgettable stories that will explode your readers’ brains!

When? Thursday January 18th  For Ages 8-12,

9am -12-30pm

Cost? $50 per student. All materials provided.

3.  Workshop 3: Creating Characters with Yvette Poshoglian

In this hands–on workshop, the participants will focus on creating memorable characters with Yvette Poshoglian, the author of over 30 books including the Ella and Olivia series ! Kids will learn shortcuts to developing great characters and developing great stories.

When? Friday January 19th , 9am-12pm For Children 6-8

Cost? $50 per student . All materials are provided. Book early!

4.  Workshop 4: Let’s Meet Winnie the Pooh

Children in this workshop will share the stories and adventures of the much loved Winnie the Pooh books. The children will enjoy a range of art and craft activities based around the books.

See you on the day!

Workshop Leader: Jocelyn Shute is a talented teacher and a great friend of The Children’s Bookshop.

When? Tuesday January 23rd  9-11am For children aged 4-6

Cost? $30 per student . All materials are provided. Book early!

5.  Workshop 5: HSC English: Discovery - A Focus on Paper 1, Advanced and Standard English

Just before the HSC Year commences… Students will enjoy the opportunity to focus on Discovery, the Area of Study for HSC English (Paper

1). Students will work on Reading, Writing and Extended Writing Tasks, focusing on Related Texts and practical Exam strategies.

Wednesday January 24th ,  9-1pm

Cost? $50 per student

Paul Macdonald has almost twenty years’ experience as an English Teacher, University Lecturer, winning such awards as a NSW Quality Teacher Award and the Premier’s English Scholarship.