Past Meetup

literature & writing: how to write and edit children's books (intro)

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what we are doing

Learn how to write and edit children's books from the Master!

type of lesson


skill required

1/10 Beginners welcome!

your teacher will be

Martin Baynton

Martin is well known for his children’s book Jane and the Dragon, which has since been adapted for television and produced by Weta Workshop. His books have been widely published in the UK, US, New Zealand and Australia, and he has illustrated books written by authors such as Russell Hoban and Kenneth Grahame.

In addition to writing and illustrating children's books, Baynton has been a Producer, writer and director for the stage and TV. In 2002 he teamed up with Richard Taylor of Weta Workshop to create and produce children's television. They created the award-winning Jane and the Dragon (based on Martin's book series of the same name), and more recently The WotWots (for pre-schoolers).

What to bring: Paper and pencils/pens

Cost: Free

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- more than seven days = refund minus 10% admin fee.

- less than 7 days = no refund, and restricted from this class for three months.

- after 7pm night before = no refund, class restriction, and a no show will be recorded.

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