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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
-older children

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????

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    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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