#About the event
Duration: 60 minutes
Emily and Nova share tips on creating characters and structuring a Choose Your Own Adventure story. This fun story format is a favourite with readers, and now you can write your own!
Suitable for ages 8-14.
Available by single download or with a Word Play Online subscription. See ticketing page for more information.
Content will be available to watch from May 3rd until the end of Term 4.
Emily Gale has worked in the children’s book industry for over 20 years in various roles: in-house editor, consultant to a literary agent, children’s book buyer, award judge, reviewer, freelance manuscript assessor, and as a writer-in-residence in a high school library. Emily’s writing includes the Young Adult novels Girl, Aloud (2009), Steal My Sunshine (2013) and I Am Out With Lanterns (2018). For late primary/early high school readers she has written The Other Side of Summer (2016; a companion novel to I Am Out With Lanterns) and Aussie Stem Stars: Gisela Kaplan (2021). She wrote Eliza Boom’s Diary books 1 & 2 in 2014, for younger readers. Her latest novel is Elsewhere Girls (2021), with Nova Weetman.
Writer of 16 books for children and young adults, including Sick Bay, The Edge of Thirteen and The Jammer. Her books are CBCA notables and have been shortlisted for the NSW Premier's History Award, the Readings Children’s Prize, the ABIA Awards, the Speech Pathologist Awards, the YABBA Awards and the Sakura Medal in Japan. She has won an ABIA Award for The Edge of Thirteen, and YABBA and Koala Awards for Sick Bay. Writer of Film Victoria short films Ripples and Mr Wasinski’s Song (AWGIE nomination and winner Best Australian Short at MIFF). Short fiction published in Overland, Mslexia, Kill Your Darlings, Wet Ink and Island and articles in The Guardian, Island and Fairfax Media. Nova is a regular on ABC Radio Melbourne talking about historic children’s books in Australia.