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Elizabeth Honey is a much-loved and award-winning children’s author, illustrator and poet. What’s her secret weapon? It’s her diary. Well, actually, it’s her collection of diaries.
Elizabeth’s collection of diaries date all the way back to her childhood – with entries covering family road trips, life at boarding school, family, friendship and more. ‘My diaries are funny, precious, useful, and revealing,’ says Elizabeth. ‘They helped me become a writer.’
This workshop is designed to inspire kids to start recording their own ideas, memories and stories – making use of writing, collage, drawing and decoration. After all, there’s no better outlet for a kid’s observations, rants, confessions, conspiracy theories and weird doodlings. Elizabeth will share tips, tricks and ideas for creating the coolest diary ever.
Who knows: she might even give the audience a sneak peak into her own super-confidential, top secret journal! Suitable for secret scribes aged seven to ten.
Elizabeth Honey is an award-winning author whose playful humour, originality, and energy strike a chord with children everywhere.
Her books include novels 45 & 47 Stella Street, Don’t Pat the Wombat! and Remote Man, poetry Honey Sandwich, and Mongrel Doggerel and picture books Not a Nibble!, The Cherry Dress and That’s not a daffodil! soon to be a children’s show. Her books have has won literary awards and been published in many languages.
Immersion in literacy is one of the most important factors in determining the outcome of a child’s future – and nurturing a love of books and reading is part of that. Also, kids plus books and writing equals fun. We’re delighted to be presenting a new series of events for the younger reader in your life: Wheeler Kids. Roll up and enjoy!