Young Pigeons authors get the red pen out

Young Pigeons authors get the red pen out

  As the grade five students of Footscray City Primary School are quickly discovering, writing is only partly about writing. With the first drafts of their stories complete, it is time they consider the wonderful and mysterious world of EDITING. To help them in their task, the effervescent Davina Bell (whose many roles include Penguin children’s editor, harvest magazine publisher,...

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Quick sticks!

Voting for the Young Australian’s Best Books Awards (or YABBA to you) closes in just three days! To make sure your vote is counted, click through to the YABBA website before 5pm October 29. But choose wisely, because you only get one vote! You can also register to attend the November 10 award ceremony, where you will be able to give a personal high-five to Pigeons luminaries Jackie Kerin,...

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Don’t look up …

Don’t look up …

The Day of the Pigeons is upon us. Thursday November 11 Pigeons will be holding a fundraiser at Bella Union in Trades Hall. Funds raised will go towards supporting and expanding our programs,and we would love to see you there. Our intrepid MC, Michaela McGuire, co-curator of the fabulous Women of Letters, will be leading a cast of extremely talented folk in a night of readings, stories, music...

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That was a Stick Up!

That was a Stick Up!

It was a monster mash at North Melbourne Primary School when Grade 1/2 Mark’s class finally met the Melbourne University artists they have been collaborating with on This is a Stick Up! Having spent seven weeks creating some wonderful visual stories, the students came together to paste-up the final chapters in their monstrous tales. This is a Stick Up! was a huge amount of fun to be...

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Popping up at MWF

Pigeons will be popping up at the Melbourne Writers Festival very briefly this weekend when we catch up with Davina Bell of harvest magazine in the MWF Magazine shipping container on River Terrace. We’ll be chatting about the ridiculous amounts of fun we have working with kids on their writing, as well as one of our not-so-top-secret 2011 projects, Early Harvest. The lovely Emma Hewitt will...

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