Emma Mactaggart is an award winning author and publisher, who has been teaching the craft of writing and illustrating to children and adults for the last ten years via her Child Writes program.
She is the largest publisher in the world of children’s picture books written by children for children! She is a regular guest on ABC Southern Queensland with Belinda Sanders talking about books, and if she isn’t consuming them herself, she is creating them.
Her latest project is a collaborative effort with author Jo-Ann Capp, a novella ‘Four Hot Chips’. Emma is also the founder of the International Read to Me! Day Campaign, focusing every year, on March 19 on the importance of reading regularly to children.
In 2017 Emma also ran free creative writing workshops for high schools student on-campus at USQ Toowoomba as part of the Get Writing Prize.
Emma also runs a national writing competition for children, the National Child Writes Competitions, so make sure you visit Child Writes to find out how you can get involved!
Creative writing workshop for high school students
As part of the Get Writing Prize, Emma ran a free two-hour creative writing workshop for high school students. Watch 'Lost the plot' to be inspired and learn more about the traditional plot structures used in writing.
Opportunity for teachers
Emma also runs professional development workshops for teachers. Express your interest to attend and find out more. Online training is also available.