This week’s activities
22 May, 2011 | By Goldie Alexander
I’ve been busy.
Tuesday was the third session with my lovely seniors from U3A who are writing their life stories.
Thursday I drove for what seemed like the entire length of Melbourne to Highvale Primary to talk to the children. We managed a small launch for ‘Space Footy and Other Stories’ as a few copies turned up the previous day. I was extra lucky in that the choir had performed for ‘education week’ in the local mall. So when they returned I asked them to sing for me and they certainly did. It was lovely. The school itself is everything a school might hope to be, with a lovely green environment, a wonderful principal, caring teachers and a delightful mix of children from different ethnicities.
Saturday was a whole day workshop at Moorabbin Tafe with 8 professionals(a paediatrician, several accountants, a chef, a retired advertising exec, a high school teacher etc. etc.) A fabulous group.
Here is some of the info I handed out at the opening of the session and it might be a help for other beginners to consider:
What kind of book fo you have in mind? Consider the following and your proposed audience:
1. Story picture book
2. Early readers
3. Chapter books
Children aged 7-9 (Junior novels)
Children aged 9-12 (Older children/middle grade)
4. Young adult: 12-15 (Junior high school)
5. Older Young Adult ( crossover adult)
Fiction? Non fiction? Scripts? Poetry? Animation? Internet? Graphic novel?
Genre? mystery, fantasy, high fantasy, history, horror, magic realism, romance, adventure????
My captcha is now working, so hopefully someone else will send me a comment.
The kids had a fabulous time and raved about your visit for days afterward. You really did a super job and the teachers were so impressed that they deemed the experience a huge success. I would recommend you to other schools, without a doubt, as your enthusiasm you really grabbed the kids’ attention and overall they rated you as very ‘cool.’
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