#About the event
Duration: 60 minutes
This is a fun workshop during which students discover exactly what a story is, and how to use this knowledge to quickly turn any idea (or prompt) into a plot. In just a few minutes, students will be able to plan their stories and ensure they always have a quality, satisfying ending. Several schools Michael has worked with have reported that this workshop has been particularly beneficial for students writing narratives in test situations like NAPLAN, however it's just as useful for professional authors planning their published stories.
The University of Queensland
Michael Wagner is a children's author, speaker and storyteller. He writes for early childhood and for older children, and runs the publishing venture Billy Goat Books. Some of his most-loved picture books include Why I Love Footy, Why I love Summer and Dirt by Sea illustrated by Tom Jellett.
Prior to becoming a children's author, Michael played in a band that almost became famous, spent ten years working as a radio broadcaster with the ABC, wrote and produced award-winning animation for television, and wrote and performed comedy.