September 24, 2022 1:45 PM

Telling Tales Festival

Royal Botanical Gardens

Creative Workshop Stage

Age / Grade 12-14 / Grades 7-8 14-18 / Grades 9+

Sarena Nanua and Sasha Nanua are twin sisters who were born on Diwali ten minutes apart from each other. They grew up loving stories about twins and magic, and began writing books together when they were nine years old.

Their newest novel, Daughters of the Dawn, takes twin sisters Ria and Rani deep into dangerous new lands to save their home, in this propulsive, immersive sequel to Sisters of the Snake. Sasha and Sarena will show you how they created their characters, Ria and Rani, using a technique they call “layering”- guiding you through the steps while you try it too.

This workshop is best suited for keen writers in the intermediate grades and beyond. All materials will be provided. After the session, purchase a copy of Daughters of The Dawn at Different Drummer Books (on-site), and Sarena and Sasha will sign it at the nearby Autograph Tent, beginning at 2:30PM.