Writing for Children with Sophie Masson

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As part of the South Coast Writers Centre's Online Writing Workshop Program, award-winning and internationally-published author Sophie Masson presents a series of three interlinked workshops on Writing for Children: Picture Books, Children's Fiction, and YA Fiction (each part of which can be taken separately, depending on your particular interest). Sophie Masson AM will guide you through the hows and whys of writing for young readers today, and what publishers are looking for in each area.

Children's and YA publishing is one of the most diverse, lively and creative areas of the book industry, and accounts for half of all book sales in Australia. Whether for young children, middle-grade readers or young adult readers, it's a rewarding and absorbing field for writers, with many opportunities.  

Between Saturday 20 June 2020 11:00 AM and Saturday 18 July 2020 11:00 AM

Location

This workshop will run entirely online over Zoom. Participants will receive an invitation link to join the sessions before the first session after they have booked a ticket.

You will need to register for a free Zoom account and download the Zoom app onto your device before the workshops. This process should take less than 15 minutes, but is recommended to do ahead of time.

SOPHIE MASSON

Sophie Masson is the award-winning and internationally-published author of over 70 books for children, young adults and adults. Her writing has received awards including the Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, the Young Adult category in the Aurealis Awards, and many Notable Books citations in the CBCA Book of the Year Awards. She holds a PhD in Creative Practice from the University of New England (NSW) and was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge (UK) in 2017.

A former Chair of the Australian Society of Authors, Sophie is the current Chair of the New England Writers’ Centre. An experienced workshop and talks presenter for audiences of all ages, she is also publishing director of acclaimed small-press children’s book publisher, Christmas Press. In 2019, Sophie received an AM (Member, General Division) award in the Order of Australia in the Australia Day 2019 honours list. Her citation read ‘For significant service to literature as an author, publisher, and through service to literary organisations’.

Contact Details

Sessions

Sessions Description Status
Saturday 20 June 2020 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Writing for Picture Books 18 Available
Saturday 4 July 2020 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Writing Children's Fiction 18 Available
Saturday 18 July 2020 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Writing YA Fiction Open
Saturday 20 June 2020 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Writing for Picture Books
18 Available
Saturday 4 July 2020 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Writing Children's Fiction
18 Available
Saturday 18 July 2020 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Writing YA Fiction
Open