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Creative Writing in the Classroom Using Shaun Tan Original Art

18 July @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Teachers will have the opportunity to explore eight original awe-inspiring oil paintings from
Shaun Tan’s latest book, Tales From The Inner City, in this holiday PD at The Literature Centre.

You will look at different ways to harness this work to engage even the most reluctant writer in creative and critical thinking. Discover the writing tips and tricks Literature Centre staff have learned from some of Australia’s most talented writers and they’ll show how using quality picture books in your classroom will enrich secondary students’ writing.

Topics covered in the workshop include:

  • The power of questioning and modelled writing
  • The use of thinking scaffolds to develop critical and creative ideas
  • Warm ups
  • Character development and back stories
  • How to include the X factor when plotting a narrative
  • Quick tips for writing killer opening lines and dynamic dialogue

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to gain creative writing ideas while immersed in an exhibition of Shaun Tan’s extraordinary original artwork. You’ll leave with practical and inspiring strategies to take into the classroom. 

Suitable for Year 6 – 12 English Teachers.

Parking: Enjoy free parking on the grass near our gate. Gate opens from 9.30am for browsing in the bookshop and morning tea.

Visit The Literature Centre website for more information.

To book, contact The Literature Centre via email ([email protected]) or phone (08 9430 6869).


The Literature Centre
Corner Hampton Rd and Knutsford St
Fremantle, WA 6160 Australia
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