Prep - Grade 6

Inspiration and Creation

Take part in a creative writing workshop with Anna Fienberg, author of Tashi, as she discusses her sources of inspiration and supports students to develop their own ideas. 

Anna’s new book with illustrator Stephen Michael King, The Complete Adventures of Figaro and Rumba (Allen & Unwin), invites readers to meet the irrepressible dog Figaro and his cat-friend Rumba, who find themselves in big adventures! 

From fast trains, to cunning crocodiles, and even a Cool Cats’ Choir, these two best friends are a showcase of the marvelous adventures that Anna is renowned for. 

Anna Fienberg

Anna Fienberg

Anna Fienberg has written more than forty well-loved books for children and young adults. Her career began when she worked as an editor at School Magazine, a NSW children’s literary journal, which published her first story. That story became her first book and she went on to win many awards for her novels and picture books, including the Children’s Book Council of Australia award for The Magnificent Nose and other Marvels. Her novel for young adults, Borrowed Light, was also selected as a CBCA Honour Book and a 2001 American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults. In 2009 her first book for adults, Escape, was published. Anna’s books have been published all over the world and her ever-popular Tashi books, illustrated by Kim Gamble, have become an animated series for television, recently shown on the ABC. Wicked’s Way is her latest novel for older children.