Word Play Online

Tuesday 3 – Friday 6 September 2019

Students from across Queensland have the opportunity to interact with 12 authors during the Online Literature Festival.

Click on your author of choice to register and for more information.​


Tuesday 3 September

9.30 – 10.30am

Lower to Middle Primary

In this fun and interactive session, you’ll discover what it takes to be an author and how to make your stories magic.

Zanni Louise has published 12 books for children, including picture books and chapter books for young readers. Her books have been long listed for Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards. Archie And The Bear was selected for the International White Ravens Catalogue. Zanni's books are sold internationally.

State schools register at OneChannel.

Non-State schools can access the live session via Blackboard.

Wednesday 4 September

9.30 – 10.30am

Middle/Upper Primary

Dave shares his writing process and how he approaches creating new ideas and stories. Dave Hartley is an education executive and author from Queensland. Dave's people are Barunggam, the traditional owners of the Darling Downs/Chinchilla region. Dave enjoys unleashing his inner ten-year old into the pages of his growing collection of published works and will never shy away from writing a whole chapter dedicated to cool bike chases, epic wedgies or hyperactive savage guard dogs.

State schools register at OneChannel.

Non-State schools can access the live session via Blackboard.

Thursday 5 September

9.30 – 10.30am

Secondary

Learn how to create fast-paced and action-packed adventure stories, with a hefty dose of humour. Andrew McDonald is a children's author who has written the bestselling Real Pigeons series. He lives in Melbourne and enjoys baking his own bread (which he eats down to the last breadcrumb – sorry pigeons!).

State schools register at OneChannel.

Non-State schools can access the live session via Blackboard.

Friday 6 September

9.30 – 10.30am

Upper Primary/Secondary

In this inspiring session, Solli will demonstrate the joy and power of slam poetry, and share tips on writing and performing.

At 12 years of age, Solli Raphael was crowned the youngest ever Australian Poetry Slam champion. Having since performed on stages such as the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and at TEDxSydney, Solli believes that words can empower their audience.

State schools register at OneChannel.

Non-State schools can access the live session via Blackboard.

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Last reviewed 23 August 2019
Last updated 23 August 2019