Monthly Archives: August 2021

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Writer in Residence – Tristan Bancks

Earlier this term the Centenary Library was again delighted to host this years ‘Writer in Residence’ program.  This workshop is provided for a group of students selected from Year 5 -7 with an interest in creative writing.  The selected students were lucky enough to be joined this time by the very talented and extremely popular author Tristan Bancks.  Writer of many very successful middle grade and young adult books including The Fall, Two Wolves and Detention. This opportunity was thoroughly enjoyed by those in attendance.

Tristan spent two days working with students as they created their own 500 words short story.  He shared with them his writing and editing processes and spent time listening to students ideas, even brainstorming how they could develop their work. Tristan is currently reading through the work created during the program and will later provide feedback to all participants.  The privilege of working so closely with someone with so much talent and experience makes the opportunity to participate in the annual ‘Writer in Residence’ program such a much coveted and eagerly awaited event each year.