If your family loves books…here’s an event for your mums and dads on International Literacy Day!

August 25, 2016 at 10:32 am | Posted in Being an Author, Bookshop event, children's literacy, Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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What a great way to celebrate reading books and to help kids in need in Asia and Africa to read too! I look forward to seeing you there!

Remember to register here: https://www.anpasia.com/public/event/RegistrationForm/45465E477946455D43

 

 

Just 10 more days to enter my Sunny Summer Poetry Competition!

August 21, 2016 at 10:54 am | Posted in Children's Chinese Zodiac Books, writing competitions for high school kids, Writing competitions for kids | Leave a comment
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The summer holidays have almost ended for most of us – and some of us have returned to school already! So there are just 10 more days to get your entry into my Sunny Summer Poetry Competition for primary school kids! If you haven’t submitted your entry yet, you’d better get your roller-blades on! See all the details on my Clever Competition page (tab located above). I can’t wait to read your entry!

And if you’d like to enter another competition, and you’re an Australian living anywhere in the world, and you’re between the ages of 7 and 18, there are just 7 days left in the Faraway Short Story Competition – see http://www.creativewriteit.com.au/faraway2016.html for details!

They did it! My 16 Summer Writing Class students 15-19 August finished in style!

August 20, 2016 at 1:19 pm | Posted in Summer writing class, workshops, Writing competitions for kids | Leave a comment
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Congratulations to the imaginative, focused and very hard-working students in my Summer Writing Classes from 15 to 19 August. Above is my fabulous morning class (also known as the Quiet Class :)) and below is my feisty afternoon class (also known as the Noisy Class 🙂 – and we all know who were the noisy ones!). But I’m happy to say that both classes knuckled down to produce fantastic stories full of great characters and detailed settings, as well as a lot of exciting action! You should all be very proud of your achievements. I look forward to receiving lots of entries from you in my Clever Writing Competitions in the coming years!

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Just one more day for two more clever Summer Writing Classes!

August 18, 2016 at 6:48 pm | Posted in Summer writing class, workshops | Leave a comment
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What a week it’s been! I’ve had a fantastic time working with 16 very dedicated writers in the second week of my Summer Writing Classes in Wanchai; 8 kids in the morning (at left, above) and 8 more in the afternoon (at right, above)! It’s been a lot of hard work, but a lot of fun too! Tomorrow is the best day of all, when everyone gets to hear the stories that their new friends have written – I can’t wait!

Congratulations to the students in my Summer Writing Class 8-12 August!

August 13, 2016 at 11:51 am | Posted in Being an Author, Summer writing class, workshops | Leave a comment
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Huge congratulations to the 8 hard-working, enthusiastic students in my first Summer Writing Class last week! At the end of an intensive week of story-planning and drafting, they each produced a highly entertaining tale, with all the ingredients of a great story! With close attention to their characters and setting, attention-grabbing beginnings and thought-provoking endings, as well as a strong story line which followed the correct curve, they wrote stories of which they can truly be proud! I was especially happy to discover yesterday that they’d even worked on their stories at home! They leave the class with a Certificate of Completion, a folder of their work, and a story-planning guide for the future, as well as a list of tips to help them on their journey to becoming great writers. Well done all of you!

Our first Summer Writing Class has started – we’re having fun!

August 10, 2016 at 6:41 am | Posted in children's literacy, Summer writing class | Leave a comment
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Meet the Fabulous Eight – my first Summer Writing Class this year! We’ve been having a lot of fun learning all about Story Planning – and today we start writing first drafts! With magic ingredients like evil genius snails, angry staplers and garrulous guinea pigs, I can’t wait to see the final results!

There are still a few places left in my Summer Writing Class from 22nd to 26th August, so if you’d like to join in the fun, ask Mum and Dad to email me at sarah@auspiciousttimes.com right away!

 

 

 

Do you want to live longer?? Then read lots of books!

August 9, 2016 at 6:27 pm | Posted in children's literacy | Leave a comment

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Experts from the Yale University of Public Health have just published a paper which shows that bookworms live longer than people who don’t read books! Here is the link: http://bit.ly/2aU21dA – why don’t you share it with Mum and Dad!

Hooray! One more Writing Class in August!

August 3, 2016 at 11:47 am | Posted in Summer writing class, workshops | Leave a comment
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There has been a fabulous response to my Summer Writing Classes in August, with 3 classes already fully booked, and still more interest in yet another class! So today I’m very happy to tell you that I’ll be running a further Sarah Brennan Summer Writing Class from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th August!

Details below:

SARAH BRENNAN’S SUMMER WRITING CLASS

So if you’re from 8 to 12 years old, and live in Hong Kong, and want to brush up your writing skills before you start the new school year, here’s your chance, in a fun, hands-on writing workshop! I look forward to working with you!

Just one month to go in my Sunny Summer Poetry Competition!

July 30, 2016 at 10:34 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

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Hello again everybody – I hope that you’re all having a wonderful summer! I know that most of you are still on holidays – so if you’re getting a little bored and want to get those brain cells working again, why not enter my Sunny Summer Poetry Competition! You’ve still got one month to go! Go to my Clever Competitions tab (above) for all the information and conditions!

And for all those Southern Hemisphere kids back at school in their winter uniforms, why not enter the challenge too – you can have a lovely time imagining it’s summer in your heads! I can’t wait to read your poems!

 

Two additional Summer Writing Course session times!

June 29, 2016 at 1:39 am | Posted in children's literacy, Summer writing class | Leave a comment
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Hooray! Due to high demand, there are now TWO additional session times for my Summer Writing Classes in August!

Afternoon session 2pm – 4pm, Monday to Friday, 15th to 19th August: just ONE place left;

Morning session 10am to 12 noon, Monday to Friday, 8th to 12th August: SIX places available. 

So if

  • you are between the ages of 8 and 12,
  • you will be in Hong Kong this August,
  • you would like to improve your writing and
  • you’d like to have a lot of writing fun

then don’t delay! Enrol on my Summer Writing Course right away!

Click here for all the details! SARAH BRENNAN’S Summer Writing Classes

There are just 7 places still available, so book soon!

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