Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Speaker Profile - Alison Stegert


Region: Australia East
Age Levels: 11-13 and 14-17
Will Travel: Anywhere in the world
Skype Visit: Yes
SCBWI Profile: Member Profile
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Alison is the ARA of Queensland, Australia. Her MG historical fiction story, The Remarkables, won the 2021 Times | Chicken House | IET150 Children's Fiction Prize in the UK. It will be published as HER MAJESTY'S LEAGUE OF REMARKABLE YOUNG LADIES by Chicken House Books in 2023. Her debut picture book, Boogie Woogie Bird, was released in early 2022. Ali is represented by Lucy Irvine of Peter, Fraser & Dunlop Literary Agency, London. 


Presentation Description:
Kids arrive at my writing workshops with an inkling that they might like to write a story or book. They leave with courage to begin writing, a spark of an idea, and skills to keep going.

Workshop topics for older children include:

  • The Amazing, Hair-Raising Fabulous Story Idea Hunt
  • Pre-Writing: What Happens Before "Once Upon a Time..."
  • Wonder Work Out for Flabby Characters
  • Wicked Plotting: The Hows and Whys of Outlining
  • Storytellers Across Time
  • Dear Diary - Creating a Helpful Journalling Habit
  • Word Nerds Rule!