Preferred audience: primary aged students, years 5-12, adults
Dimity writes picture books, chapter books and short stories for children. Her work has been published in the School Magazine and online, and has either won or been shortlisted in numerous writing competitions. PS Who Stole Santa’s Mail? is her debut junior novel. To read, write and inspire are Dimity’s main passions in life.
Her 35 – 60 minute workshops involve and include: why writing is important & how to get kids to write more; idea creation and development; character development – examining what works, why, and how; picture Books – the elements of the art form; story creation and structure – the elements of a good read; and 'Tool Time' – tools, tricks and tips authors use to build a story and sell it. All presentations include an interactive writing exercise (the fun bit!) and/or book readings.
Dimity also conducts seminars for librarians and writers' groups.