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Writing Workshop with Annaleise Byrd

Date: 27th June Time: 9am-10:30am Cost: $40 (includes copy of Losing The Plot) Ages 8 and up

  • 40 Australian dollars
  • Bright and Early Books

Service Description

Join one of Brisbane's best children's authors, Annaleise Byrd as she delves into her tools and tips on writing, helping children create the best magical and mystical setting and characters. She'll be lending some of her best secrets from her brilliant debut novel, Losing The Plot, ensuring kids can build on their writing skills through adding creative and memorable ways to ensure their stories introductions, settings and characters are ones that readers will not forget. Kids will be read enthralling sections of the book, Losing The Plot, but also get to finish the magic at home, as each participant will receive a signed copy of Annalise's new book. About the book: A tremendous whooshing noise started up. It sounded like a million pages being riffled at once. I caught a strong whiff of gingerbread. Then The Complete Fairytales of the Brothers Grimm flew open and a human-shaped blur came shooting out … Basil Beedon and Terry Clegg are neighbours, and that's all they have in common. Terry loves sport and Basil loves books – but to Basil’s absolute dismay, he’s been roped into helping Terry with his reading. Every. Single. Saturday. However, that's the least of his worries when Gretel comes shooting out of The Complete Fairytales of the Brothers Grimm. The boys are plunged into a dangerous world run by the Fairytale Alliance Network of Character Yunions (FANCY), where not everyone is what they seem, Hansel has been kidnapped and a plot hole threatens to destroy everything. Witty, clever, with adventure at every turn, this is a fractured fairytale in a very surprising, Grimm world. About the Author Annaleise Byrd grew up on a farm in Queensland, ignoring most farm-related pursuits in favour of reading books. She then spent nine years in England and Canada, neglecting a variety of jobs in favour of reading books. Eventually, she realised the best way to get away with this was to become an author. Annaleise now lives in Brisbane with her husband, two young sons and rescue greyhound, and she is particularly fond of lamingtons. You can find her online at

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

To cancel or reschedule, please contact Bright & Early Education 24 hours in advance.

Contact Details

  • 150 Kitchener Rd, Ascot QLD, Australia

    (07) 3705 6282

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