Introduce the session, thank them for being there.Indroduce Craig Silvey – My favourite author.Citation for photo:Craig Silvey [image], Retrieved: May 15 2011, from http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/s/craig-silvey/
Reason for session – favourite author, Rhubarb, favourite book (show book) until I read Jasper Jones (show book)Outcomes – By the end of this session you will all be able to demonstrate your knowledge of Craig Silvey and his work, and you will have adequate information to find his books so you can read them, or pass them on to someone else. A bit about Craig Silvey’s lifeDetails of Craig’s books, short description of characters, setting and plotCommon themes in Craig’s books, authors he’s been compared to.Two questions eachTrailer for one of his booksHandout is information brochure, bibliographic details of books, library holdings, useful linksCitation for picture:Del Grande, M. 2010, Australian author Craig Silvey, [image], Retrieved: May 16 2011, from: http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/books/jasper-jones-20100317-qfcf.html
2. Hour and a half drive south of Perth3. Was his dream when he left high school to move to Fremantle and write a novel4.Indie / Pop / RockSings and plays electric ukuleleBand is part of triple j unearthedCitations for pictures:Dwellingup, [image], Retrieved: May 14 2011, from http://www.travelpoint.com.au/wa/mandurah-region-dwellingup-8L455.htmlThe Nancy Sikes! [image], Retrieved: May 14 2011, from http://www.craigsilveyauthor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=56&Itemid=62
1.Only 19 when he finished Rhubarb- started in high schoolMain characters, Eleanor Rigby (Blind, guide-dog warren) Ewen Dempsey, (agoraphobic, makes and plays Chellos).FremantleStyle of writing- stung together words, pace, repetitionPerth International Writers’ Festival “One Book”, 2005 and part of national Books Alive campaign2.Children’s picture book based on character from Rhubarb- WarrenIllustrated by Sonia Martinez (also member of “The Nancy Sikes!” “Strings, Things”.3.completed with the aid of an Australia Council New Work GrantWas working on a second book at the time, wasn’t going anywhere, name Jasper Jones popped in his head and wouldn’t go away.Set in rural WA town of Corrigan , 1965Main character Charlie Bucktin, 13, bookish, aspiring author. Jasper Jones, 16, “half-cast”, blamed for everything.Compared to Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”Issues of racism, small-townprejudice (towards Jasper and Charlie’s Vietnamese best friend Jeffrey Lu)Citations for pictures:Jasper Jones [image], Retrieved: May 15 2011, from http://www.allenandunwin.com/default.aspx?page=94&book=9781741757743Rhubarb [image], Retrieved: May 15 2011, from http://www.fremantlepress.com.au/books/2004/961/RhubarbThe world according to Warren [image], Retrieved: May 15 2011, from http://www.fremantlepress.com.au/books/picturebooks/1051?keywords=silvey
1. Fremantle, rural W.A.2. Plot is a by product of characters, setting3.“To kill a mockingbird” racism, coming-of-age, end of innocence, intrigue (shady characters- misunderstood)Tim Winton – similar focus on Australian (or W. Australian) setting, and character development – flawed, families etc.4.Silvey says that he has always been attracted to Southern Gothic fictionMark Twain- “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”Truman Copote – “In Cold Blood”Silvey thought the literary style fitted the Australian condition, Rural W.A. instead of Deep South. Citations for pictures:Barker, G. 2010, Road lined with Salmon Gums, wheat belt, Western Australia [image], Retrieved: May 15 2011, from http://www.roamingdownunder.com/kellerberrin-coffee.php.Finch, D. Tim Winton [image], Retrieved: May 15 2011, from http://www.ozarts.com.au/artists/tim_winton.To kill a mocking bird[image], Retrieved: May 15 2011, from http://www.projectreadonebook.org/mockingbird/harperlee.html.
1.After RhubarbAlso finalist in 2010 after Jasper Jones2. Coetzee = cut-ZEE-uhJasper Jones also shortlisted for:Australian Miles Franklin Literary Award 2010New South Wales Premiers Literary Award - Christina Stead Prize for fiction 2010Victorian Premier's Literary Awards - The Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction 2010New South Wales People's Choice Award 2010United Kingdom Dylan Thomas Prize 2010International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award 20113.“The World According to Warren” - Short listed, Children’s Book Council of Australia Crichton Award, 2008
Two questions each person. Mix up the order.Q1 Answer: An orchard in DwellingupQ2 Answer: FremantleQ3 Answer: 2004Q4 Answer: WarrenQ5 Answer: Harper Lee & Tim WintonQ6 Answer: Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian NovelistPositive feedback
To end the session I have a video trailer for Jasper Jones to show you. It’s 1 min 40 sec long, I thought I was quite intriguing and may make some of you interested in reading the book or telling others about it.After video I will give each of you a handout and evaluation form and you’ll have a few minutes to fill them out.At end of video, thank trainees, say that you hope they have enjoyed the session and have some newfound interest in a author they may not have heard of.
Craig Silvey<br />A Presentation By Jessie Buckley<br />
Background <br />Books<br />Themes & Influences<br />Awards<br />Quiz Time!<br />Short Video<br />Handouts and Evaluation Forms<br />Introduction<br />Photo by Marco Del Grande<br />
Born in 1982<br />Grew up on an orchard in Dwellingup, W.A.<br />Lives in Fremantle<br />Singer/songwriter for band The Nancy Sikes!<br />Background<br />
Books<br />Rhubarb<br /> Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 2004<br />The World According to Warren<br />Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 2007<br />Jasper Jones<br />Allen & Unwin, 2009<br />
Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist, 2005<br />Jasper Jones:<br />Australian Independent Booksellers, Fiction Book of the Year and Book of the Year 2009<br />Indie Book of the Year Award 2009<br />Australian Booksellers Choice Award 2010<br />Australian Book Industry Awards, Literary Book of the Year and Book of the Year 2010<br />West Australian Premier's (Fiction) Award 2010 (shared with JM Coetzee)<br />Awards<br />
Q1. Where did Craig Silvey grow up?<br />Q2. Where does he live now?<br />Q3. In what year was his first book published?<br />Q4. What’s the name of the guide dog in Rhubarb that also stared in Silvey’s children’s book?<br />Q5. What two authors has Silvey been compared to?<br />Q6. What was the first award Silvey received?<br />Quiz Time!<br />