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Summary

Rebecca Newman is a children’s poet and flash fiction author. Her work has appeared in magazines and anthologies in Australia and internationally. Rebecca has experience presenting to primary school groups about writing poetry and choral speaking (performing poetry as a group).

Biography

Rebecca Newman is a children’s poet and flash fiction author. Her poetry has been published in The School Magazine (published by the NSW Department of Education), a children’s poetry anthology (Bloomsbury, UK) and exhibited at Paper Bird Books and Art in Fremantle, Western Australia. Her flash fiction for adults has been shortlisted in competitions and published in an anthology by Night Parrot Press in Western Australia.

Rebecca has experience presenting to primary school groups about writing poetry and choral speaking (performing poetry as a group). Rebecca is also the editor at Alphabet Soup’s website www.alphabetsoup.net.au, which provides a forum for children’s own writing.

Further information can be found at Rebecca's website www.rebeccanewman.net.au

Relevant qualifications

Graduate Certificate (Editing and Publishing), University of Southern Queensland.
Bachelor of Arts (English and Psychology), University of Western Australia

Publications:
2021 Two flash fiction stories ('Fish' and 'Tidings) published in Twice Not Shy, edited by Linda Martin & Laura Keenan
2014-2021 Six poems and one playscript published in The School Magazine (Education Department of NSW)
2020 Poem ('Potion problems') published in Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble: magical poems chosen by Paul Cookson (Bloomsbury, UK)
2020 Haiku published in Rattled: haiku, edited by Corine Timmer (Bicadeideias Books, Portugal)

2016-2020 Coordinator of a primary school choral speaking club

Member of:
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
Children's Book Council of Australia
Australian Society of Authors

Committee member and newsletter editor for SCBWI Australia West (2020-current)

Recent experience

2019 Term 4 Poet-in-residence at Paper Bird Books, Fremantle (Paper Bird Fellowship)
2020 'Let's Talk Children's Poetry!' In-conversation event and poetry readings at Paper Bird, Fremantle
2016-2020 Weekly primary school choral speaking club coordinator (workshopping performance poetry as a group), including numerous public performances with the group for school events and at performing arts festivals.

Publications

The School Magazine: Countdown

The School Magazine: Countdown

Publisher: NSW Education Department

Publ. date: 2021

Genre: Magazine, children's literature, anthology,

Twice Not Shy

Twice Not Shy

Publisher: Night Parrot Press

Publ. date: 2021

Genre: anthology, short stories, flash fiction

Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble: magical poems chosen by Paul Cookson

Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble: magical poems chosen by Paul Cookson

Publisher: Bloomsbury, UK

Publ. date: 2020

Genre: anthology, children's poetry, fantasy, children's literature

Get in touch

Email [email protected]

Website http://www.rebeccanewman.net.au

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RebeccaNewmanWriter

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/rebeccanewmanbooks/

Twitter https://twitter.com/_boobook_

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