Good writing comes from good thinking. By offering playful and lateral ways of looking at words and generating ideas, this workshop helps young writers to broaden their approach to the art of writing. Sketch with words, create new expressions, look at cliches and explore ways of creating fresh storylines. All these activities and more are designed to help young writers achieve imaginative, fresh and precise writing. Suitable for kids aged 10–14.

Tohby Riddle (Australian)

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Tohby Riddle is a multi-award-winning creator of numerous picture books, illustrated books, a novel, and two cartoon collections. He writes, illustrates and often designs his books. Recent titles include The Greatest Gatsby: A Visual Book of Grammar (shortlisted for NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and Prime Minister’s Literary Awards) and Unforgotten (shortlisted for NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and published worldwide in six languages). He has appeared at writers’ festivals across Australia and overseas in New Delhi, Edinburgh and Sharjah (UAE).