Susan Berran

Photo of author and illustrator Susan BerranPreferred audience: primary school students

Author/illustrator of the FREAKY series, Susan is passionate about encouraging kids to read and write, particularly those reluctant readers so close to moving on to high school. Her stories are largely gross but hilarious, so the series is striking a chord with many young readers.

Susan has been heavily involved with the Write Around the Murray Writers Festival in Albury for a number of years, workshopping and judging, among other things.

Her most popular workshop, 'From imagination to the shelf', has children writing a story about their holidays and then 'blowing it up' to see what they can really do with it. Susan also uses cartooning to discuss finding that first idea, hints towards better writing, character building Q&A/tricks'n'tips, and bringing your story/character to life.


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