School Days

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Sydney Writers' Festival

School Days

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 28 May - 29 May 2007

The dynamic and interactive Sydney Writers’ Festival School Days program returns to Riverside Theatres in 2007 and is bigger and bolder than ever.

As teachers, this is your opportunity to inspire your students and give them the joy of discovering leading international and local writers as they perform, read from their work, talk about their craft and take questions from the students.

The stellar line-up includes Australians Margo Lanagan, Markus Zusak, Alison Lester, Roland Harvey, Andy Griffiths, Shaun Tan, Kate Forsyth, JC Burke, John Flanagan, Tara June Winch and Sean Williams. And international bestselling writers John Boyne from Ireland, Hong Kong funny-man Nury Vittachi and Philip Ardagh, Jacqueline Wilson and Meg Rosoff from the UK.

Secondary students also have the opportunity to attend workshops across creative writing, illustrating and song writing with award-winning Australian writers.

The 10 and a half commandments of Creative Writing with Sean Williams
Tuesday May 29, 10am-noon. Riverside at Parramatta
A creative writing masterclass for writers in Years 11-12 with a New York Times bestselling author, Sean Williams. Sean has published over 60 short stories and 22 novels for adults, young adults and children, including the Books of the Change and the Cataclysm fantasy series, and his latest space opera novel, Saturn Returns. He has co-written three books in the Star Wars: New Jedi Order series and is a multiple recipient of both the Ditmar and Aurealis awards. Cost $15. Bookings 8839 3399.

For full program details visit

Riverside and Lennox Theatres
Mon May 28 9.30am
Mon May 28 12noon
(for Primary students)

Tue May 29 9.30am
Tue May 29 12.30pm
(for Secondary students)

Duration: 2 hours per session
Morning or afternoon session
Student /additional teacher $12
All day ticket
Student /additional teacher $20

This event occurred on 28th May – 29th May 2007

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