Unley Publications : Unley Life Spring 2014
30 Unley’s future authors For many aspiring writers, working with an experienced, published author is an opportunity of a lifetime. Two local budding writers recently received valuable mentoring sessions thanks to the City of Unley’s Youth Creative Mentorship Program. The young writers were mentored for one hour a month in May, June and July to produce writing pieces of publishable quality. 15-year-old Yarden Yarom of Highgate worked with Crossing author Catherine Norton on the first section of a dytopian novel. “I have learnt so many skills that I will remember for life,” Yarden says. “I hope that someday I can also give young people the same oppor tunity they have given me.” Dr Ruth Starke who has published more than 20 novels for young people mentored 18-year-old Ann Jackson of Highgate. “Ruth taught me about stylistic devices, editing strategies and the impor tance of specific detail. I learned to spot some of my own writing pitfalls, such as repetition, inconsistencies, and illogical character actions,” Ann says. Runners up, Tamsin Coleman and Mikaela Coleman, each received a SA Writers Centre membership and workshop or program of their choice, valued at $ 300. The Young Writers Group is another great avenue offered by the City of Unley for people passionate about words. The group meets monthly to share their writing, listen to others and be inspired. The group is free to attend and open to 12 to 25 year olds. For more information visit unley.sa.gov.au/libraries EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE Award winning colour specialist and stylist. Open late three nights SPECIAL OFFER Mention this ad and receive a Deluxe Treatment Service including a nourishing hair masque and luxurious head massage when you enjoy your next service with me. firstname.lastname@example.org 2/71 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood www.nicole-thelittlehairboutique.com.au 0403 051 079 Front: Catherine Norton (left), Yarden Yarom. Back: Ann Jackson (left), Ruth Starke.
Unley Life Summer 2014