Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2014 Archive

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Simon French creative writing workshop

SYDNEY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL WORK ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM 2014

16 October 2014

The Sydney School of Education and Social Work invites its students, staff, alumni and friends to a creative writing workshop with its Artist-in-Residence 2014, writer Simon French.

Because numbers are strictly limited, places in the workshop will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

The school is proud to welcome Simon, as well as children's book illustrator, Donna Rawlins as Artists in Residence for 2014.

Both bring a wealth of experience to their inspirational teachings and will be running workshops throughout October 2014 for alumni and friends, students and staff.

Registrations are essential for each event, all of which are free.

Event details

  • When: noon–2pm

  • Where: Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
    Education Building A35
    Click image for interactive map.

  • Cost: Free

  • Registration: http://sydney.nicheit.com.au/education_social_work/register.php?wsid=ws0594

  • Contact: esw.professional.learning@sydney.edu.au or (02) 9351 6329

  • Speaker: Simon French was born in Paddington in 1957 and grew up in Sydney's outer western suburbs. Always a reader and a writer, Simon began composing his first chaptered story at age 12 at the start of his high-school life. Inspired by his real-life peers, and the teachers they variously loved and loathed, his story became, in time, his first children's novel: Hey Phantom Singlet was published in 1975 when Simon was in his final high-school year.

    Since then, Simon has continued to write realistic fiction for 9–13 year olds, and his back catalogue now includes Cannily Cannily (1982), All We Know (1986), Change The Locks (1991), Where in the World (2001) and Other Brother (2013). He has collaborated with fellow 2014 school Artist in Residence Donna Rawlins on two picture books, Guess the Baby (2001) and What Will You Be? (2007). Two of his short stories, "Peace & Quiet" and "Promise" have been published in anthologies.

    Over the years, Simon’s work has garnered him a number of awards, including Australian Children's Book of the Year in 1987 and the NSW Premier's Literary Award in 2002. His books have been published in Spanish, Catalan, French, German, Danish, Korean, Chinese and Japanese. In tandem with his writing, Simon has worked full time as a primary school teacher for more than 30 years, as well as nearly five years in a children's refuge. Donna and Simon have a seven-year-old son and live in the Hawkesbury region north-west of Sydney.

Simon French creative writing workshop

Where Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
Education Building A35
Click image for interactive map.

When

16 October 2014


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