Day: August 23, 2021

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How Sandhya Parappukkaran followed her creative curiosity to become a published picture book author

Courses taken at AWC: 
Writing Picture Books

When Sandhya Parappukkaran quit her food technology job to pursue her creative dreams, she originally turned to arts and crafts. But while reading with her son, Sandhya’s childhood love of books was rekindled. After completing the Writing Picture Books course, her debut picture book The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name has been published by Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing.
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Nearly $12k up for grabs in The Scarlet Stiletto Awards

The 28th Scarlet Stiletto Awards are back and are bigger than ever. This award is for best crime and mystery short stories by Australian women and this year, there’s a prize pool of $11,910 up for grabs. There are a staggering total of 15 awards, including two new awards, the

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COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘Dinosaur Dads’ by Lesley Gibbes

This week, we have a groundbreaking picture book to be won. Oh wait, not groundbreaking – we meant earth shaking, and it is called Dinosaur Dads by award-winning author and AWC presenter Lesley Gibbes and illustrated by Marjorie Crosby-Fairall. Want a quick preview? Here you go: The dinosaur kids fight

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