With everyone self-isolating, everything seems to be moving into the virtual sphere. I’m normally out and about doing school talks, library visits and writing workshops… but that’s all on hold. So these things are slowly being transposed into cyberspace. And to kick things off, I’ll be presenting “Writing for the Primary Education Market” with the Shooting Star Development Academy. It was originally scheduled for early April, but the whole Shooting Star program ended up being delayed and rescheduled to early May.
The class will now be held on Monday 4 May 2020, 7pm-8:45pm, delivered via Zoom. The cost $50.
This is a condensed version of the sell-out workshop I ran for Writers Vic on three occasions.
The primary school education market is an often-ignored area of publishing, but it can be a great way into the children’s writing industry. Text books are specialised and written by experts in the relevant field; but school readers, primary school non-fiction books, chapter books linked to the Australian curriculum, and other educational resources are a great opportunity for children’s writers. But writing for the Education Market is quite different to writing for the trade. Find out all about it in this class.
You will learn:
- The scope of the education market.
- The requirements of the education market.
- The do’s and don’ts of writing for the education market.
- How to get a foot in the door.
There are also a whole bunch of other great classes being offered with Australian authors, musicians, producers, directors and other creatives. Check out the full Shooting Star program.