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UPLIT // Word Play 2017 // The Story in History

GRADES 6 – 9

Unearth insights into Australia’s past as Jackie French presents tips to budding young writers about using histories to inspire story.

Jackie’s period novels are critically-acclaimed, emotionally-charged, and a wonderful framework for young readers to interrogate events of the past through a fictional lens. They include the Secret History Series (created with Mark Wilson), Hitler’s Daughter, A Rose for the Anzac Boys, Birrung the Secret Friend, and recently Miss Lily’s Lovely Ladies (Harper Collins). This tale of espionage, love and passionate heroism is inspired by the true story of how society’s ‘lovely ladies’ won a war.

Join Jackie as she invites students and teachers to investigate why history matters, where to find truth, and tips to turn these explorations into stories worth sharing.

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SESSIONS //

  • Wednesday 6 September
  • Code: 2001
  • 10am – 11am
  • Auditorium 1, State Library
  • Thursday 7 September
  • Code: 5005
  • 11.30am – 12.30pm
  • The Edge
  • Thursday 7 September
  • Code: 2006
  • 1pm – 2pm
  • Auditorium 1, State Library

BOOKING FORM

 


 

Jackie French

Jackie French AM is an award-winning writer, wombat negotiator and was the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2014 – 2015 and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. In 2016 Jackie became a Member of the Order of Australia for her contribution to children’s literature and her advocacy for youth literacy. She is regarded as one of Australia’s most popular children’s authors, and writes across all genres – from picture books, history, fantasy, ecology and sci-fi to her much loved historical fiction. ‘Share a Story’ was the primary philosophy behind Jackie’s two-year term as Laureate. Her books include The Diary of William Shakespeare, Gentleman, Fair Dinkum Histories (with Peter Sheehan), Miss Lily’s Lovely Ladies and Millie Loves Ants.

 


 

Word Play 2017

Welcome to Word Play 2017!

Word Play is UPLIT’s Education Program where young readers, illustrators and storytellers can enter other worlds built on the year’s best literature and stories.

Word Play 2017 is a collision of imagination, celebration and exploration as students and teachers from across Queensland dive into literary wonderlands.

Within the Word Play program lies adventures with Wendy Orr and Mark Smith; the past re-examined with Jackie French and Wai Chim; artistic explorations with Peter Carnavas and Leigh Hobbs; discussions about diversity with Randa Abdel-Fattah and James Moloney; and literary love-ins with Anna Fienberg and Steven Herrick.

And this year, UPLIT are introducing a new dimension to Word Play especially for teachers with their Professional Development sessions, education resources and much more!

Browse the full program now

 

 

Brisbane Writers Festival is a partner of State Library of Queensland.


UPLIT // Word Play 2017 // Writing from Cultural Experience

GRADES 7 – 10

Generate story ideas with Wai Chim as she shares how her background has underpinned her writing and leads students to engage with their own.

Inspired by Wai’s own father’s journey, her book Freedom Swimmer (Allen & Unwin) is an incredible tale about two boys who swim from mainland China to Hong Kong in search of freedom from poverty and oppression.

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SESSIONS //

  • Wednesday 6 September
  • Code: 3001
  • 10am – 11am
  • Auditorium 2, State Library

 

  • Wednesday 6 September
  • Code: 5003
  • 1pm – 2pm
  • The Edge

 

  • Thursday 7 September
  • Code: 5004
  • 10am – 11am
  • The Edge

 

  • Thursday 7 September
  • Code: 3006
  • 1pm – 2pm
  • Auditorium 2, State Library

 

  • Friday 8 September
  • Code: 4008
  • 11.30am – 12.30pm
  • Queensland Terrace, State Library

BOOKING FORM

 


 

Wai Chim

Wai Chim is a first generation Chinese-American from New York City. She grew up speaking Cantonese at home and absorbing Western culture through books, TV and school. She spent some time living in Japan before making Sydney, Australia her permanent home. Her previous books include the Chook Chook series for middle-grade readers, and Shaozhen set in the drought stricken province of Henan in 2014. Wai also wrote Freedom Swimmer, a YA novel inspired by her father’s desperate swim to Hong Kong to escape Mao’s China in the 1970s.  In addition to writing, Wai works in digital marketing and website production and enjoys fine dining, pretending to do yoga and ogling puppies.

 


 

Word Play 2017

Welcome to Word Play 2017!

Word Play is UPLIT’s Education Program where young readers, illustrators and storytellers can enter other worlds built on the year’s best literature and stories.

Word Play 2017 is a collision of imagination, celebration and exploration as students and teachers from across Queensland dive into literary wonderlands.

Within the Word Play program lies adventures with Wendy Orr and Mark Smith; the past re-examined with Jackie French and Wai Chim; artistic explorations with Peter Carnavas and Leigh Hobbs; discussions about diversity with Randa Abdel-Fattah and James Moloney; and literary love-ins with Anna Fienberg and Steven Herrick.

And this year, UPLIT are introducing a new dimension to Word Play especially for teachers with their Professional Development sessions, education resources and much more!

Browse the full program now

 

 

Brisbane Writers Festival is a partner of State Library of Queensland.


UPLIT // Word Play 2017 // Drawing Stories

PREP – GRADE 6

Bring incredible stories to life with Peter Carnavas, as he leads a hands-on workshop inspired by illustrations in his books My Brother is a Beast and Blue Whale Blues.

My Brother is a Beast (Penguin Random House) is the fourth book in Peter Carnavas and Damon Young’s series that celebrates just how crazy, different and delightful families can be. This brilliant and boisterous picture book celebrates brothers everywhere … especially the beastly ones.

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SESSION //

  • Wednesday 6 September
  • Code: 5001
  • 10am – 11am
  • The Edge

 

BOOKING FORM


 

Peter Carnavas

www.petercarnavas.com

Peter Carnavas writes and illustrates books for children.  His first book, Jessica’s Box, was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award and the CBCA Crichton Award for Emerging Illustrators.   He has since created many books, including Last Tree in the City, The Children Who Loved Books and Blue Whale Blues, winner of the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award.   He has recently illustrated Damon Young’s series of humorous picture books that celebrate family diversity, including My Nanna is a Ninja and My Brother is a Beast.  His latest book is The Elephant, a novel about a girl who tries to cheer up her father by chasing away an elephant that nobody else can see.

 


 

Word Play 2017

Welcome to Word Play 2017!

Word Play is UPLIT’s Education Program where young readers, illustrators and storytellers can enter other worlds built on the year’s best literature and stories.

Word Play 2017 is a collision of imagination, celebration and exploration as students and teachers from across Queensland dive into literary wonderlands.

Within the Word Play program lies adventures with Wendy Orr and Mark Smith; the past re-examined with Jackie French and Wai Chim; artistic explorations with Peter Carnavas and Leigh Hobbs; discussions about diversity with Randa Abdel-Fattah and James Moloney; and literary love-ins with Anna Fienberg and Steven Herrick.

And this year, UPLIT are introducing a new dimension to Word Play especially for teachers with their Professional Development sessions, education resources and much more!

Browse the full program now

 

Brisbane Writers Festival is a partner of State Library of Queensland.


Brisbane Writers Festival

Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) brings a page-turning experience to Brisbane from 3-7 September. Delight in the books and writers you love, and discover new ones, as you share in conversations ranging from fiction to politics, science to sport and everything in between.

For full program details, see the BWF website.

BWF events at The Edge, 7 September:

Event Start time End time
Spawn Point Live 10:00 11:00
The Story Of Games 11:30 12:30
State of the Play 14:30 15:30
Amalganations 16:00 17:00

Brisbane Writers Festival

Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) brings a page-turning experience to Brisbane from 3-7 September. Delight in the books and writers you love, and discover new ones, as you share in conversations ranging from fiction to politics, science to sport and everything in between.

For full program details, see the BWF website.

BWF events at The Edge, 7 September:

Event Start time End time
Spawn Point Live 10:00 11:00
The Story Of Games 11:30 12:30
State of the Play 14:30 15:30
Amalganations 16:00 17:00

Brisbane Writers Festival

Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) brings a page-turning experience to Brisbane from 3-7 September. Delight in the books and writers you love, and discover new ones, as you share in conversations ranging from fiction to politics, science to sport and everything in between.

For full program details, see the BWF website.

BWF events at The Edge, 7 September:

Event Start time End time
Spawn Point Live 10:00 11:00
The Story Of Games 11:30 12:30
State of the Play 14:30 15:30
Amalganations 16:00 17:00

Brisbane Writers Festival

Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) brings a page-turning experience to Brisbane from 3-7 September. Delight in the books and writers you love, and discover new ones, as you share in conversations ranging from fiction to politics, science to sport and everything in between.

For full program details, see the BWF website.

BWF events at The Edge, 4 September:

Event Start time End time
Hip-Hopology and the Power of a Poem 9:45 10:30
Cartoon Dave! 11:00 11:45
My Life and Other Stuff 12:45 1:30

Brisbane Writers Festival

Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) brings a page-turning experience to Brisbane from 3-7 September. Delight in the books and writers you love, and discover new ones, as you share in conversations ranging from fiction to politics, science to sport and everything in between.

For full program details, see the BWF website.

BWF events at The Edge, 4 September:

Event Start time End time
Hip-Hopology and the Power of a Poem 9:45 10:30
Cartoon Dave! 11:00 11:45
My Life and Other Stuff 12:45 1:30

Brisbane Writers Festival

Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) brings a page-turning experience to Brisbane from 3-7 September. Delight in the books and writers you love, and discover new ones, as you share in conversations ranging from fiction to politics, science to sport and everything in between.

For full program details, see the BWF website.

BWF events at The Edge, 4 September:

Event Start time End time
Hip-Hopology and the Power of a Poem 9:45 10:30
Cartoon Dave! 11:00 11:45
My Life and Other Stuff 12:45 1:30

Brisbane Writers Festival

Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) brings a page-turning experience to Brisbane from 3-7 September. Delight in the books and writers you love, and discover new ones, as you share in conversations ranging from fiction to politics, science to sport and everything in between.

For full program details, see the BWF website.

BWF events at The Edge, 3 September:

Event Start time End time
Deadly D and Justice Jones 9:45 10:30
Don’t Kiss Girls and Other Awesome Stories! 11:00 11:45
Dancing With Dinosaurs and Wombats 12:45 1:30
The Readers Cup Final 16:30 19:30