September 25, 2022 11:15 AM

Telling Tales Festival

Royal Botanical Gardens

Creative Workshop Stage

Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

Sponsored by:

Zetta Elliott is the author of over twenty-five books for young readers, including the award-winning picture books Bird, Melena’s Jubile, and The Witch’s Apprentice, the latest in her beloved, contemporary fantasy series. Featuring a diverse and magical cast of characters including Jaxon, our hero and sometime dragon-wrangler, Zetta is inspired by the idea that, “Magic isn’t something that only happens to other people who live somewhere else—magic happens everywhere, and everyone has a story to tell”.

Join Zetta as she introduces participants to the many genres included in speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, horror, dystopian, time travel, etc.) and provides a comprehensive outline to generate a magical story that takes place within our own community. This workshop might also appeal to kids aged 12+, even through the book is geared to middle grade readers. All materials will be supplied, just bring your imagination. Purchase a copy of The Witch’s Apprentice at Different Drummer Books (on-site), and Zetta will sign it at the nearby Autograph Tent, beginning at 1:30PM