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Children's Author Talk: Having Fun with Stories

Katrina Nannestead, children's author, pictured with a small black dog

In the lead up to Children's Book Week, Katrina Nannestad talks about her books and making writing fun!

A fun, fast-paced, interactive session during which Katrina will share her passion for writing and some easy-to-use techniques that will help students when writing their own stories. There will be dress-ups, readings and giggles involved!

Hear about:

  • Katrina’s journey as an author - how the girl who found books drop-dead boring became the writer who loves nothing more than wallowing in words.
  • What’s so great about writing?
  • Where can we find exciting ideas for our writing?
  • The secret to becoming a fabulous writer.

This session is suitable for children in Years 3 to 6.

Katrina Nannestad is an award-winning author of fiction for primary and middle-grade children. Katrina celebrates family, friendship and belonging in her writing. She also likes writing stories that make children laugh - ‘There’s always room for more joy in the world.’

Katrina grew up in central western New South Wales in a neighbourhood stuffed full of happy and slightly feral children. Her adult years have been spent teaching, raising her two boys, and pursuing her love of stories. She now lives in central Victoria with her husband Carsten. Most of her working life is spent at her desk, writing, but she ventures out into the world from time to time for school visits, writing workshops and writers’ festivals.


This event may be photographed.

We take access and inclusion seriously. We are committed to making every event as accessible and inclusive as possible for all members of our community. If you have a specific access request, would like further information or want to provide any suggestions, we would love to hear from you or 1300 367 700.



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