Presented as part of Bundanon’s Writers Week: Dreaming with eyes open
Creative writing and illustration workshop for children aged 9-14 with best-selling author A. L. Tait and illustrator Dale Newman.
Learn the basics of creating fantasy stories followed by a hands-on illustration workshop where children bring their characters to life.
ABOUT A.L. TAIT
Allison Tait (A.L. Tait) is the internationally published bestselling author of middle-grade adventure series The Mapmaker Chronicles the Ateban Cipher novels, and the Maven & Reeve Mysteries. A multi-genre writer, teacher and speaker, Allison is co-host of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast and former co-host of the So You Want To Be A Writer podcast. She lives on the south coast of NSW (Australia) with her family.
ABOUT DALE NEWMAN
Dale Newman is an Illawarra-based artist and illustrator whose work has appeared on gallery walls, newspapers and magazines, and in many educational books for children. She collaborated with author Julie Hunt on the graphic novel KidGlovz, and it’s companion novel, Shoestring The Boy Who Walks on Air. KidGlovz won the 2016 Queensland Literary Award for children’s books, and was shortlisted for the 2016 CBCA Crichton Award for illustrators. Drawing imaginary worlds and characters is her dream job, and she loves sharing her enthusiasm and skills with others.
Bundanon Writers Week: Dreaming with eyes open
Bundanon’s 2022 Writers Festival, Dreaming with Eyes Open, offers visitors of all ages opportunities to engage with award-winning authors and illustrators. Participate in a range of activities, from fun skill-sharing to intensive workshops exploring the literary arts in all forms.