It’s hard to think of a successful children’s book that doesn’t contain a strong element of humour. But the best comic writers are often boringly serious about their craft. Can humour be taught? I really don’t know. In this workshop we’ll try to find out. Should be a bit of a laugh.

Richard Tulloch has written over sixty children’s books, heaps of plays and numerous scripts for children’s TV series, including the famous Bananas in Pyjamas and Hoopla Doopla! and the screenplay for the animated feature film Ferngully II: The Magical Rescue. Richard recently adapted Guus Kuijer’s The Book of Everything for the stage and for a proposed feature film, as well as Andy Griffiths’ and Terry Denton’s The 13-Storey Treehouse, currently touring Australia. Richard is based half his year in Sydney and the other half in Amsterdam. In between times he travels the world, performing his storytelling show Storyman and teaching writing workshops.

Here is a link to a behind-the-scenes interview with Richard Tulloch and Andy Griffiths!

In short:
Workshop: Humour in Children’s Lit, a Writer’s Workshop
Presenter: Richard Tulloch

Where: ABC Treehouse in Amsterdam
Day: Sunday, October 12
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Workshop fee:
€ 25 for SCBWI members
€ 35 for non-members

Registration through the SCBWI NL website.