Kids Weaving Stories: Photoblog

More than 100 Tassie kids have embarked on magical journeys of their own making during these school holidays.

Weaving stories of places near and far, budding young writers up to 17 years old are having a ball at the free Children’s Creative Writing Workshops.

Our finest children’s authors are travelling to LINCs right across the state. It’s been a mixed journey so far for all those dedicating themselves to the events – transport was tough for one writer, who tragically lost her car to the floods and the Latrobe Lions Club chipped in to help her make it to the sessions; while another writer is set to fly over the Bass Strait to visit King Island for the very first time.

The workshops were run with the support of the Commissioner for Children, who is hosting the second Young Creative Writers Awards this year.

You can see the workshops in action through our photoblog. These pictures of the Hobart event yesterday have been kindly supplied by “DorkyMum” blogger Ruth Dawkins, the Hobart LINC, and tutor Kate Gordon.

 

Hobart LINC

More than 60 kids attended workshops at the Hobart LINC.

 

Carmen, age 5

Carmen, age 5.

 

Kane watches over some young writers on the day.

Kane watches over some young writers on the day.

 

Heads up, pens down

Heads down, pens up.

 

Tom, age 7

A colourful story from Tom, age 7.

 

Isabelle with teacher Kate Gordon

Isabelle with teacher Kate Gordon

 

Mira, Taali and Charlotte with teacher Callum

Mira, Taali and Charlotte having fun writing with teacher Callum.

 

Taali and Charlotte with teacher Kane

Taali and Charlotte with teacher Kane. Why not use the words Fairness and Justice as inspiration for your story?

 

Kane and Arianne talk about words.

Kane and Arianne talk about words.

 

Zac, age 7

Zac, age 7, gets right down to business.

 

Zac, age 7

 

Genevieve, age 6

What fairytale may be woven with Genevieve, age 6?

 

Hobart LINC

Kids from 5-17 putting pen to paper at Hobart LINC.

 

Hobart LINC

Arianne and other writers share their knowledge.


Have you checked out this year’s Young Creative Writers Awards?