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Making a splash

WritingWA has teamed up with the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre (MPAC) to bring Fremantle Press illustrator James Foley to Mandurah on Wednesday 7 October as part of the Splash! Holiday Program. The award-winning illustrator will spend the day hosting workshops for kids of all ages.

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Fitzpatrick heads to Brisbane

At My Door by Deb Fitzpatrick will be her fifth book, adding a younger age group of 7 to 10 year olds to her existing audience of secondary schools and adults. It’s just one of the works she’ll be talking about as a guest of the Brisbane Writers Festival in September 2015.

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Sally Morgan at Spinifex Story Writing Camp

Artist and author Sally Morgan shares her highlights from the inaugural Spinifex Story Writing Camp.

I spent the last week of June participating in workshops at Tjuntjuntjara Remote School with three amazing people – Karen and Tina from the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) and illustrator Ann James.

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Lighthouse Girl semaphore activity for Anzac Day

Need a last-minute Anzac Day activity? Why not get your students to create and use semaphore flags? The semaphore signalling method was used to communicate important military information, home-front anxieties and, eventually, hopes for a more peaceful world.

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WWI and the home front video

Drawing on fascinating archival material, and interweaving fact with fiction, in this video award-winning author Dianne Wolfer deftly recreates the story of Fay Howe, the little girl from Breaksea Island. In doing so she depicts the hardships of those left at home during WWI — waiting, wondering and hoping. 

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