Workshop: The Inside Scoop – Introduction to Writing for Children

In by Shelley Pisani

Event Phone: (07) 4153 1218

with Aleesah Darlison

Do you dream of becoming a published children’s author? Have you written a story manuscript you think might be ready to take to the next step? Do you need advice about the submission process, publishers, contracts and agents? Attend this session to have all your questions answered.

Join Aleesah Darlison, internationally published, award-winning author for an eye-opening and inspirational introduction to writing for children. Aleesah has published almost forty books and has also had numerous short stories and articles published in magazines, newspapers and anthologies. Emulate Aleesah’s success by learning about the children’s publishing industry, who the major players are, the formats and word lengths for various age groups and genres, how to structure submissions and who to send your work to. This is an informative and practical workshop where you’ll receive invaluable information and advice.

This workshop runs for 2.5 hours. Ticket price includes afternoon tea. Lunch will be available for purchase before the workshop begins.

About Aleesah

Aleesah Darlison is an internationally published, award-winning author who writes picture books, chapter books and novels. In seven short years, she has released nearly forty titles. Aleesah’s much-loved stories promote courage, understanding, anti-bullying, self-belief, friendship, teamwork and environmental themes. In 2015, Aleesah won the Environment Award for Children’s Literature (Non-Fiction) for her picture book, Our Class Tiger. In 2012, she was shortlisted for the same award for her picture book, Warambi, which was also a CBCA Notable Book. Aleesah has won numerous other awards for her writing including an Australian Society of Authors (ASA) mentorship.

If you’d like to join us for lunch at noon prior this event, you will need to pre-order online:   ALOWISHUS delicious – lunch order

  • October 7, 2017 - October 8, 2017
    1:15 pm - 4:15 pm


Venue Phone: (07) 4150 7177

Venue Website:

University Drive (off Isis Highway), Bundaberg, Queensland, 4670, Australia

WriteFest takes place at CQUniversity's Bundaberg Campus, Building 5.