Well, this is exciting.

On April 10th I’ll be running my first writer’s workshop as part of #Litfest2444. As per the copy on the homepage, LitFest 2444 is a festival like no other. A festival just for teens that encourages and inspires young minds to break the mould of creativity and explore conventional and revolutionary ways to tell their story. Over two days and four venues, you’ll be surrounded by storytelling trailblazers, published authors and other creative teens. Festival presenters will share their favourite way to tell stories through sound and poetry to comics and fantasy writing. An eclectic mix of presenters will explore both digital and traditional mediums. They’ll also unravel the skills needed to take your creativity and passion to the next level and make it your career.

I’ll be one of the folks encouraging young minds to break the mould of creativity and doubtless getting a little inspiration back from hanging out with some talented aspiring writers. The particular workshop I’m teaching is called Worldbuilding – How to create believable fantasy worlds. Sounds pretty cool, right? Basically, I’m going to run through the challenges I faced when writing the Winter novels, talk about my personal favourites in the fantasy genre (His Dark Materials and Harry Potter will get a big shout out) and answer any questions about writing the students may have. The workshop is open to any teenager in the Mid North coast, so if you are a teenager who loves stories, are a parent of a story-mad teenager or a teacher of story-mad teenagers, please consider letting them know about it. It should be a lot of fun.

If you’re interested in the event, the details for purchasing tickets are below. Or you can visit Litfest2444 for more information.

Call 6583 2632 for Ticket Sales

Tickets are on sale now by calling MacKillop College Office Port Macquarie on 6583 2632.

Tickets are $35 for the day – the ticket price covers a full day workshop, or three separate hour long presentations/workshops for the students.

Tuesday April 10th 9.00am-3.00pm

Payment can be made via Credit Card over the phone or Cash at the MacKillop College Office.

The festival is open to all high school students across the Mid North Coast.

Registration to key note presentations and workshops is available to schools or individual students via a registration link. This will be emailed to the school for group bookings or the individual student once payment of your ticket/s has been confirmed.

Confirmation of workshop/s and/or key note presentation/s will be sent out via email.

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