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Queensland students, including aspiring young writers perhaps with dreams of being the next J.K. Rowling of Harry Potter fame, are being offered a chance to win one of two writing workshops for their school by award-winning Australian author Sue Whiting.
Also being offered are eight $500 book vouchers, which are included in the prize pool offered in the QSuper Top 5 Book Challenge, part of the Premier’s Reading Challenge, and open until 26 August.
Queensland students are urged to enter by nominating their top five favourite books via the QSuper website.
Ms Whiting, who will run the workshops for the winning schools, is the author of 19 children’s and young adult books, including the bestselling Missing, the acclaimed The Book of Chance, and a number of Children’s Book Council of Australia notable books.
Her most recent books include, Pearly and Pig and the Great Hairy Beast and The Echidna Near my Place.
As a storyteller, workshop leader and schools’ performer Ms Whiting has informed, inspired and entertained thousands of kids across the country. Before becoming an author, she was a primary school teacher.
She said she wished for students to develop a love of books and think of them as companions for life.
“What I love about the Top 5 Book Challenge is that it is open to all students – the avid readers, the beginning readers, the struggling readers. It fosters a love of reading for everyone at their own level and pace.
“It isn’t awarded to the best or fastest reader or writer; anyone can enter,” she said.
QSuper has awarded creative writing workshops to two Queensland schools as part of our annual Top 5 Book Challenge.
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