Monica Lizama

Monica Lizama was born in Chile, and writes children’s books from a dog’s point of view.   She has a degree in Primary Education from Universidad de Chile, where she worked until she came to live in Sydney with her four children. She also has a Graduate Certificate in...

Digital writing: what’s it all about?

Connor O’Brien is the director of the Digital Writers’ Festival held online and in Melbourne next year from 11 – 22 February 2015. He spoke to Amelia Cox about digital literature, the possibilities available to us now for creative projects and...

My Mum Makes by Lothian/Hachette

My Mum Makes is a cheerful and colourful early childhood picture book released by Lothian/Hachette in 2012. It is a walkthrough rather than a narrative, and on each opening the focalising child explains the things that her mum can make and do. Mum makes her get up in...

Pamela Cook on Creative Writing

In your workshop, Wildwords, you’ll be teaching students key tools to help them engage with their creativity and to develop stronger writing practices. What do you see as some of the major creative impediments that writers face when they begin a project? The...