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A workshop specifically designed to appeal to girls (although boys are welcome) where we take a look at female characters from the world’s most popular stories and compare them to ‘real life’ fierce women.
We discuss stereotypes, character flaws, strengths and weaknesses.
Students then create their own strong girl characters and may write them into their own stories.
From athletes to aviators, scientists to spies, learn more about the real-life stories of some of Australia’s most remarkable women from history and today. Sam will also talk about how to turn non-fiction into a narrative, and the different skills needed in storytelling for the page, the ear and the screen. Fierce Girls is a […]
In this presentation, Sam talks about the inspiration behind The Anti-Princess Club and how it evolved from an idea to a published series. The presentation includes loads of creative writing tips, discussion about what makes interesting characters and the differences between ‘boys’’ and ‘girls’’ books – if there are any. Where ideas come from The […]
I teach students the special skills involved in writing poetry destined for the stage, as well as techniques to deliver engaging spoken word performances. I’m also happy to host or judge an in-school slam. Poetry Slam poetry Performance poetry Spoken word