I'm looking forward to a full day at Onerahi Primary School running Creative Writing Workshops for 200 students in Year 5 and 6. We'll be focussing on how to develop ideas into stories.
I'm visiting Mangawhai Beach School to talk to 420 students from new entrants through to Year 8 about my creative process. I'm looking forward to reading extracts from "The Rock" and "Sylvie's Big Adventure", as well as discussing where I find inspiration, how I create characters and incorporating everyday scenery into settings. Thanks to the New Zealand Book Council's Writers in Schools programme and Creative New Zealand for supporting this visit.