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Writers' Workshop With Mike Dumbleton

Writers' Workshop With Mike Dumbleton

29 Jul 2024
Writers' Workshop With Mike Dumbleton

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Join renowned author Mike Dumbleton at the Brighton Library for an evening of creative exercises and support for your writing journey.
Monday 29 July at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Brighton Library
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This Writers' Workshop will run for 2 hours and cover how to get noticed by the publishers, tips and suggestions for getting creative and fostering the imagination and help to beat writers' block. There will be time for some writing exercises and ideas on how to incorporate your personal stories into your writing.

$15 per person and bookings are essential.

Suitable for adults.

Organised by the City of Holdfast Bay Libraries.


Mike Dumbleton is a writer and Literacy Consultant. He has worked in South Australian High Schools, New York City schools and as a Literacy Curriculum Officer for the South Australian Education Department. In addition to children’s books, he has written a range of educational texts.

His book Mr Knuckles was adapted for the stage by the South Australian Children’s Theatre Company, and Pumped Up, a short story about basketball, ‘magic’ shoes and an adventurous grandfather, was adapted for television by the ABC.

Passing On, was shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia 2002 awards. Muddled-up Farm was selected as ‘Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year 2003’ as well as the ‘National Simultaneous Storytime book for 2004’.

Mike’s work was recognised in 2001 with a grant to support the completion of his first teenage novel Watch Out For Jamie Joel. It was subsequently shortlisted in the 2004 Festival Awards for Children’s Literature. He was also the recipient of a 2005 Minister’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Improving Literacy, which recognises his work both as an educator and a writer over an extended period of time.

Mike’s picture book Cat was the winner of the ‘Picture Book to Performance Project’ for 2007 and was developed into a play by Windmill Performing Arts which had its premier in Adelaide before seasons in other Australian cities and Singapore. Cat was also selected as an Honour Book in the Early Childhood section of the 2008 Book of the Year Awards. After an extended stay in France, Mike wrote the book Digger which poignantly commemorates the second battle of Villers-Bretonneux on Anzac Day, 1918. Anisa’s Alphabet was Mike’s 10th CBCA Notable Book. It was also a ‘White Ravens International Children’s and Youth Library Selection’ for 2021. Mike’s latest releases are Let the Singing Begin (co-authored with his wife Linda) and Hair, a fun picture book which is his 50th publication.