Sign up to receive our regular news and events announcements – we send about one newsletter per month.
We’ve always been taught to shy away from using ‘the personal’ too much in fiction story writing. But in this workshop, students will learn how to embrace their own backgrounds and experiences to create an ‘own voices’ story.
My aim is for students to take pride in who they are, where they come from and their lived experiences. Using this method, as I did in the novel Huda and Me, can lead to powerful and original ideas and tales.
Data Projector, whiteboard.
I will bring my files on USB stick and also bring my Surface Pro or Dell laptop. I do not have the adaptors to connect to a projector or interactive whiteboard, however will have my files on a USB as backup. I will play a short video in relation to Huda and Me (MP4). This will be through the format of PC.
Who are you? Where do you come from? What makes you different? How do you define yourself? These are all questions children and young people will encounter, and at times, grapple with. As a young Lebanese, Muslim-Australian, I struggled with who I was. It took me until adulthood to embrace the parts in me that […]
If you would like your students to delve further into the study of Huda and Me, this workshop will provide further knowledge on the context, background and writing style of the novel. This workshop will also delve into little known aspects of Huda and Me. Students will explore the characterisation, editing process, culture, religion, family […]