Some awesome Writers’ Perks have had me smiling recently. A writer’s life is not all “stare at the keyboard until blood spurts from your eyes”, to paraphrase Hemingway. Sometimes you get to meet readers and interact with real people!
Writers’ Perk #1
In October, I spoke with three groups of young artists about the magic of writing, creating rounded characters, and my book How to Survive Your Magical Family. Creation is its own kind of magic, right? Before you write the story or paint the picture, that little piece of wonder doesn’t exist.
This was part of the awesome painting competition organised by my local art school Art Academica. What fun!
Writers’ Perk #2
Also in October, I attended a book launch for Fleetwalkerby Judith Michael. It was so much fun to meet other writers and Judith’s fans, friends and family. A great day was had by all!
Writers’ Perks #3
And on the last Friday in October, I attended the Founders & Benefactors Dinner at St Hilda’s College at the University of Melbourne, along with my fellow writing team member Louise Zedda-Sampson. It was a fabulous night where we met some amazing people and made connections to will go a long way towards setting the tone for our big project: Communitas-the first 60 years of St Hilda’s.
Term 4 is just around the corner, and we can’t contain our excitement! We’ve been working tirelessly to create something truly special for you, our amazing students and parents.
We are thrilled and privileged to announce a remarkable event in October at Art Academica. 📚✨ We will be hosting a special guest, none other than Clare Rhoden (@clarerhodenauthor), the author of the captivating book for teenagers, “How to Survive Your Magical Family“! 📖✨
“How to Survive Your Magical Family” is a new fantasy novel that’s been sweeping readers off their feet with its loveable characters, clever plot twists, and a world that wraps around you like a warm embrace. Published by Odyssey Books, where books are an adventure, this book is a must-read for young and old alike! 🌍📚
But that’s not all!
We have an exciting competition in store for all the students of our school, and we promise to reveal all the enchanting details very soon!
For our “Procreate. Character design” and “Creating a Strong Folio” students, the third week of the term is going to be extra special. They’ll have the unique opportunity to meet and chat with the author Clare Rhoden herself! 🖌️📝✨She will have a conversation with kids about what strategies she uses to build up interesting characters, where she finds inspiration and how to identify your reader. Kids will ask her any questions they have and we know they will have them because we know some of them already writing their first book.
We can hardly contain our excitement, and we hope you’re just as thrilled as we are for this incredible Term 4 journey at Art Academica.
Prepare for a magical blend of art, literature, and imagination like never before!