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Using various examples, Anna Ciddor reveals her process of transforming dry facts into historical fiction – or interesting non-fiction. This is an interactive session, and students and teachers alike find it fascinating, practical and useful.
Anna was thrilled when she came up with a gripping time-change plot for her newest novel, but she relied on tight and detailed planning to make it work. This fun-filled, interactive presentation reveals how The Boy Who Stepped Through Time was created, emphasizing the research, planning and drafting process that went into it.
In this very special session each student brings along a grandparent or other relative to participate. Anna Ciddor shows them how to work together to breathe life into the past and create unique family stories – skills she honed working on her two most recent books. This is a great opportunity to build school-family relationships, […]
Using photographs, writing drafts, illustrating drafts and finished artwork, Anna Ciddor takes her audience on the journey from the first seed of an idea to the finished book. Bloopers and secrets are revealed along the way!
This is a fun, practical and inspiring creative writing workshop. Students will be led in an easy exercise that approaches the creative writing process from an unusual angle – a process that teachers can replicate in their classrooms.