PICTURE BOOK WORKSHOP
Kyle Mewburn is one of New Zealand's most eclectic and prolific writers. From multi-layered picture books (Old-Hu-hu; Hill & Hole) to laugh-out-loud junior fiction series (Dinosaur Rescue; Dragon Knight), her titles have been translated into eighteen languages and won numerous awards including Children's Book of the Year.
She was Children's Writer-in-Residence at Otago University in 2011 and President of the New Zealand Society of Authors from 2013-2017.
Her memoir Faking it: My life in transition was published in 2021, and her first adult historic novel Sewing Moonlight will be published in 2024 by Bateman.
SATURDAY 19 AUGUST 2:30-5:30PM
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIME
4 LITTLE LONDON LANE
Creating Compelling Character Journeys
Kyle will lead you in an intensive workshop which will unravel her personal process for writing picture books that spellbind kids and parents alike. It will cover key aspects such as creating hooks, boosting re-readability and weaving themes which resonate with young readers. She’ll look at the fundamentals of all aspects plus ways to boost each element. There will be plenty of time for writing exercises and discussion, allowing you to work on your own characters and make sure they’re popping off the page when you write their stories.
The workshop costs $25 and includes afternoon tea. Registration required.
The Trust Waikato Building is on Little London Lane, off London Street, Hamilton. The Trust has a sizable carpark and there's lots of parking outside and close by.