Visiting Author/Illustrator!

Posted: April 29, 2011 in Events

Term 2 is now in full swing and Year 8 students are getting ready for their major English project: writing a picture book!  Every student in Year 8, as well as Year 7 accelerated, will write and illustrate their very own picture book this term.  All the books will be in contention for the much sought-after Year 8 Picture Book Prize.  Here at library blog headquarters we can hardly wait to see everybody’s creative efforts!


This year we are very delighted to have the acclaimed, prolific and generally awesome author and illustrator Sally Rippin helping us with this project.  Sally is responsible for many great children’s books including Speak Chinese, Fang Fang, the Billie B Brown books, and Peeking Ducks, as well as young adult novels incluing Chenxi and the Foreigner and Angel Creek.   She has had an interesting life, living in many different countries as a child and studying art in China at the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Art as a young adult.  Sally has a lot of experience doing workshops with young people and travels around Australia and internationally, working with schools in many different countries.  She also teaches writing for children at RMIT university.

Sally Rippin will be right here in our library next week leading workshops on picture books for our lucky students: a great opportunity for everybody to get advice and guidance from an expert!  She will also judge the picture book competition at the end of the project.  If you would like to find out more about Sally Rippin and her work , you can visit her blog or her website.


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