Berry Writers Festival
  21st - 23rd October 2022   

WRITING CHILDREN'S BOOKS: A MASTERCLASS

You’ve got an idea for a children’s book, but how do you make the perilous journey from blank page to publication? 

How do you identify who your story is for and help it connect with young readers – and publishers?

Join award-winning author, illustrator, TV producer and screenwriter Mick Elliott, as he demystifies the world of children’s publishing and shares the practical steps that will help you develop, write, pitch, promote and publish your story. Drawing from his own experiences as an author, illustrator and children’s TV producer, this session will inform and inspire anyone who has ever wanted to write stories that kids love to read. 

Workshop Leader

Mick Elliott is an author, illustrator, TV producer, screenwriter, literacy ambassador and professional mischief-maker.

His hilarious adventure trilogy, The Turners, was nominated for an Aurealis Award and features on the Premiers’ Reading Challenge. His illustrated middle grade series, Squidge Dibley has been sold into six international territories to date. He has contributed stories and illustrations to many bestselling anthologies.

Mick has written and produced acclaimed children’s programmes for Nickelodeon, the Sesame Workshop, Channel TEN and the ABC. He has run storytelling workshops at hundreds of schools around Australia.

Mick lives in Sydney with his wife, two kids and a cavoodle named Gypsy.

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