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Here you will find an interactive blog where you can chat with of some really great writers and storytellers, hear what they have been up to and you can tell them about your stories. We have videos of some amazing writers reading from their latest books, writers and illustrators giving you in-depth tips and tricks for your writing and drawing, You can find out about competitions, read the work of other kids your age, there’s information about the after-school and holiday workshops we run. We have information for your parents about how they can use your Creative Kids voucher they receive from the NSW Government.
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This month’s guest blogger:
Michael Wagner is the author of more than 80 books for children including the much loved, 20-book, Maxx Rumble series, a 6-book series about a family called The Undys, the So Wrong series (shortlisted for the 2019 and 2020 YABBA, KOALA and KROC Awards), and the CBCA Notable picture books Why I Love Footy, Why I Love Summer and Bear Make Den (co-authored with his wife Jane Godwin). Before becoming a full-time author, Michael worked as a radio broadcaster with the ABC, wrote and produced animation for television, wrote comedy for ABC Radio National, played in a band that almost became famous, and grew up in a Housing Commission flat. He’s the father of two and married to fellow author Jane Godwin.
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Watch and Listen
Alaa Alfaraon draws WATERCOLOUR MONSTERS!
Narelda Joy draws MOONBEAM
Jack Heath reads from Kid President Totally Rules!
Meet the Bluenoses! From WestWords favourite, Martin Chatterton.
Pamela Freeman reads from Dry to Dry: Seasons of Kakadu
Liz Anelli shows you how to paint a stormy sky!
Mitch Vane draws TAMARA DOODLE!
Elizabeth Stewart shows you how to draw a funny dinosaur!
James Foley shows you how to draw THOR!
Nat Amoore reads from The Right Way to Rock
Share, Show & Tell
WestWords Mini Master Class
Think It Up - Write It Down
Creative Kids Program
WestWords is dedicated to celebrating and championing the stories of the people, places and cultures that comprise the heart of Western Sydney. We believe that there is nothing more powerful than being able to tell your story and for you to write the stories you want to tell. These skills are skills for life. WestWords assists through a comprehensive program of workshops, residencies, fellowships and support for writers. For more information: westwords.com.au