How can we make language and art work to change the future?
Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Venue: The Cube Wodonga (various spaces)
PLEASE NOTE: The program and artists for GWU Wodonga will be announced in June.
Girls Write Up is for anyone who has felt limited by their gender and wants to understand how language can not only constrain but also be used to liberate and empower. It is an inclusive event open to all teens from 12 to 18.
Over the day, authors, journalists, activists, artists, poets and other creative thinkers will share the ways they have used their writing to define their identities and shape the world around them. The program of panels and practical workshops explores the relationship between language, gender and power, and the effects of unconscious bias on our sense of self. It unpacks the ways that the female voice has been devalued in literary and popular culture, and gives participants the opportunity to discover their own creative voice, equipping them with the skills and the confidence to use it.
For more information and to book tickets please visit The Stella Prize - GWU Wodonga
Date: Thursday, August 24, 2017
Time: School Program - 10am, 11am and 1pm, Young Writers Program - 4pm
Venue: Wodonga Library
Nailing the Nano!
One hour FREE workshop
Suits: Ages 7 to 12
So what’s a nano and how do we nail it?
A nano, or a nano story, is a tiny story – in this case 50 words is all that we’ll write together in just an hour. We’ll start with a prompt, brainstorm it for a few minutes and then we’ll write. You can write it as a short, short story, as a poem or even a rap. Nano stories are a great way to get children writing. They’re fun and active and, along the way, new storytelling and other literacy skills are gained. And best of all, children have a piece of writing they can take away with them.
About the presenter:
Robyne Young is an experienced writer and workshop presenter who has run creative writing courses and sessions for Albury TAFE, Albury Wodonga Community College, AlburyCity, Wodonga Council, Albury Rotary River of Stories and was a member of the team of writers for Western Sydney University’s Schools Engagement Program in 2014 and 2015.
She has more than 30 years’ experience as a journalist and writer of non-fiction, fiction and poetry. She has been published in four anthologies - Short and Scary, Seizure Flashers, Tincture Journal, ZineWest 2013 (third prize) and New Albury Writing (2002). Her short story collections include The Only Constant (2012) and The Basket and The Briefcase (2003). Robyne was co-editor of ZineWest 2014 and 2015. She has been a book reviewer at newtownreviewofbooks.com.au
Contact: Jessica Zuber, Young Peoples Library Officer
Phone: 02 6022 9330
The Premier's Reading Challenge encourages children to read a set number of books and record their efforts online.
It's a great way to get young people talking about reading with their friends and pushing themselves to read as many books as they can.
Wodonga Library has a large range of items on the Premiers Reading Challenge list.
Follow the link below to find a list of books in this year's Premier's Reading Challenge.
Wodonga Library provides free access to our digital collections including Borrow Box and Story Box Library. The BorrowBox app makes it easy to browse, borrow and read or listen to your library’s eBooks and eAudiobooks anywhere, everywhere. You can simply login with your member details to access the library’s collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks on to your or schools iPads ready for instant literacy lessons.
Story Box Library is a fun, entertaining, and educational resource for children. Subscribers can easily log-on to the Story Box Library from any device (computer, laptop, smart phone or tablet), making it a convenient way to view stories anytime and anywhere.
Quality Australian stories, often aligned with the Australian curriculum, are chosen for our library and are presented with humour and the right tone. Exposes children to a variety of Australian faces and voices, with diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.