For a limited time only: writing competition and short-story workshop
To celebrate the publication of 52 Mondays, Anna will be running a writing competition combined with a discounted writing workshop for schools, libraries and festivals during the first few months of 2019. The competition package consists of:
- a half-hour presentation by Anna on short-story writing
- unlimited audience numbers for ages 8 to 108
- a short-story writing competition
- a prize for a winner at each venue ( to be judged by Anna from a shortlist chosen by the organisers)
Adult and festival presentations
Anna offers lively and interesting talks to audiences of all ages. For a printable brochure about her topics for festivals, mixed age presentations and adult groups, click here.
‘Anna had the audience locked on to her presentation from start to finish. She unfolded a fascinating story of literary detective work, tracing the lives of her Polish grandmother and her family, and the audience couldn’t wait for a formal question-and-answer period at the end — they threw in questions as the session went along, and she handled them brilliantly and honestly.’ Chris, committee member of Williamstown Literary Festival
‘I couldn’t allow the moment to pass without letting you know how much I enjoyed your Workshop on Friday. You have such wonderful energy and enthusiasm for your work. It’s contagious. I was so inspired … It was a privilege and a pleasure to spend a couple of hours in your company.’ Fay, participant in a writing workshop run by Anna as part of Stonnington Council’s ‘Untitled’ literary event
To watch Anna in a TV interview, or listen to podcast interviews, click here
To see a list of some of Anna’s previous presentations, click here
Anna Ciddor’s fun, lively presentations are full of audience participation and ‘show and tell’. The audience respond with great enthusiasm, while teachers appreciate the little hints and advice that apply to the students’ own work.
‘Your visit far exceeded my expectations and the students, both boys and girls, were totally engaged in your hour long talk. Thank you for being so very generous with your time. You have great interaction with the students, and had them on the edge of their seats the whole time. Bringing along the props also helped to keep their interest too. Your writing and illustrating tips were excellent, and I hope the students take this advice on board.’ Barbara Johnson, teacher librarian St. Francis Xavier PS, Montmorency
‘Your presentation was fascinating and I thought the way you linked the story with the research process and family connection was perfect’ Jo Laretive, teacher librarian at Moriah College, Sydney
‘I was inspired so much when you came in and how you turned family history into an absolutely amazing book! I really hope that one day I can do the same’ Elena, student at PLC, Melbourne
For a printable brochure about Anna Ciddor’s school visits, click here.
For a printable colouring page based on an illustration from The Family with Two Front Doors, click here
For Teachers Tips on The Family with Two Front Doors click here
For Teachers Tips on 52 Mondays click here