story trainer

Launching Story Smart for primary school

Hello! Just a quick one to let you know that I am launching an online course for Australian primary school students aged 9 years and up. It starts on 31 Oct 2020 and runs for 5 weeks. I will be making learning modules available on each Saturday, but the idea is your child should work through the material at a time that best

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story trainer

Story Trainer launches!

Story Trainer has launched! Wow. We had the inaugural workshop last Thursday and I am hugely grateful to the students who participated.  The year of Covid has meant that live author talks and school visits have been pretty much cancelled, impacting a lot of authors, including me. I really miss doing it – it is one of the highlights of my job.  And

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Upcoming event – Bathurst

I’ll be heading to Bathurst for the All Saints Literary Festival on 31 August and 1 September.  Not sure yet if there are any community events organised, but if so, I will let you know closer to the time! I love Bathurst, especially in winter. 

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Revisiting and accounting

The first draft of Raw Blue was written in June/July 2006. I didn’t know it at the time but I was pregnant with my first daughter. I worked in a kind of frenzy, telling my husband not to bother me when he asked if I wanted anything to eat, only taking time out when I had to work.  Over the next two years

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on stories and writing

Tracey Emin 👑

I gave up painting, I gave up art, I gave up believing, I gave up faith. I had what I called my emotional suicide, I gave up a lot of friendships with people, I just gave up believing in life really, and it’s taken me years to actually start loving and believing again. I realized that there was a greater idea of creativity.

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surfing & the sea

We are all sea drunks at the moment …

Spring has brought a mix of swells after a winter that featured a looooong run of swell from the extreme south. The banks are good. And yesterday was one of those rare days when we all surfed ourselves sick. The sky is a sun-smacked blue. Every blade of grass seems sharply alive. My friend went spearfishing and had a run-in with a bull

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PS There is a GIVEAWAY happening over on my Instagram this weekend! If you are trying to find me, I am @kirstyeagar (people always spell Eagar the normal way – Eager – and then tell me that I am not there – completely understandable, but not true!)

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US cover for Summer Skin and GIVEAWAY coming up!

Hello! The US cover for SUMMER SKIN has been out in the world for a little while now, but I am not known for my punctuality, so I am revealing it here and now! (Quick word from our sponsor – that is, me – SUMMER SKIN is published in the US and Canada on 29 May, by Feiwel & Friends.) Ta-dah! If you

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Sydney Writers’ Festival – All-Day YA panel

Guys, I am doing a panel as part of the Sydney Writers’ Festival All-Day YA program. Big thanks to SWF and also the Stella Schools program for giving me the opportunity. I’m especially thrilled about this because I love my co-panellists: Randa Abdel-Fattah, Alice Pung and Bec Kavanagh. Details below: The Personal is Political With: Randa Abdel-Fattah, Alice Pung and Bec Kavanagh The

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I have a lot to be grateful for but I'm worried about the future for Australian writers & illustrators.
The @asa are doing a survey on the impact of COVID on Australian literary folk so they can better advocate to government on our behalf - please do it!:

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Thanks to Riles - photog extraordinaire

Not a bitter person but I do feel we were robbed of a Cannes Lion award for Summer Skin’s campaign.

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