Write Club: Pencil to the metal

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8-11 years and their families


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Turbo-charge your writing in our fun workshops

You are writing a heart racing adventure story and your pencil is nearly flying off the page. Your hero is about to tackle an alien/save the day/win the prize when she says...? Discover the art of dialogue and join fellow writers for a celebration of the written word. Bring along a favourite piece of writing from home or share your newly created dialogue. Facilitated by author Samantha Wheeler, this session is a great opportunity for families to have some fun together and share their creativity.

Samantha Wheeler is a Queensland author known for delighting children with her books 'Smooch & Rose, Mister Cassowary’ and 'Turtle Trackers’. Samantha recently authored Once I Munched a Mango as part of the Stories for Little Queenslanders series published by State Library of Queensland and available in public libraries throughout Queensland and as ebooks and audiobooks on the First 5 Forever website.

Have you joined the Summer Reading Club challenge yet? It’s easy and free! Head to the website to register. Start completing your challenges and earn awesome digital rewards to have fun reading this summer.

Each group ticket is for 2-8 people, including a minimum of 1 adult. To maintain social distancing you will be seated with the members of your group. Before booking your ticket you might like to plan to bring a friend (or 3!) to make the most of your experience. Please be sure to arrive 15mins before the scheduled start time to allow time to check-in.

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State Library has worked with Queensland Health to develop a specific COVID-Safe Site Plan that governs how we are managing safe practices onsite. Bookings are essential to attend children and families activities.

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