18 October 2015
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Melbourne Zoo Elliot Ave, Parkville, Victoria
We invite you to join us at the Melbourne Zoo. This will be a relaxed, social event filled with drawing and writing. There will be an assortment of species on show (human and otherwise).
11am - Meet inside the zoo, opposite the MAIN ENTRANCE (the entrance shown at the bottom of the attached map): this is when we will set the day’s (optional) challenges.
1.30pm - Meet for a picnic (or takeaway) lunch on the grass area near the rotunda opposite the Royal Park Station zoo entrance: this is when we chat and set new (optional) challenges.
3.30pm – Meet, with takeaway coffee or thermos of tea in hand, at the rotunda opposite the Royal Park Station zoo entrance: this is when we wind up the day and, if you like, share ideas.
Watch the comments stream on SCBWI AUS NZ Facebook Page under the posting titled SCBWI Victoria Scratch and Scribble at the Zoo - for updates and group locations on the day.
BYO all writing and mobile illustration supplies.
You can meet us at any time of the day and stay as long or as little as you like.
CHALLENGES: Writing and illustration triggers that you may follow or ignore during the day.
1. The Hybrid
Illustrator Task – Draw a hybrid creature from an animal crossed with a human you have observed at the zoo.
Author Task - Write a scenario or backstory of a hybrid animal crossed with a human you have observed at the zoo.
2. The Conversationalists
Illustrator Task - Capture a fictional conversation between two different animals who are located in contrasting zoo enclosures.
Author Task - Write a conversation between two animals who've found themselves released into the wrong enclosure.
3. The Thousand-Mile Journey
Illustrator Task - Illustrate a visual journey of how an animal, of your choice, came to be in the Melbourne zoo.
Author Task - Write a story about the journey of how an animal, of your choice, came to be in the Melbourne zoo.
4. Speed Dating (A post-modern lunch-time activity)
Illustrator Task – In five minutes, illustrate an animal of choice based on a description provided by a SCBWI writer.
Author Task – In five minutes, write a comic, lighthearted 20 word online dating profile for an animal depicted in one of the SCBWI illustrator’s work.
5. Exchange a Word for a Scribble (An after lunch activity)
Illustrator Task - Based on an author’s word, create an animal illustration.
Author Task – Write, a 10 word pitch for an illustrator’s picture.
6. An Unlikely Encounter
Illustrator Task - Illustrate two unlikely travelling companions who are holidaying together. One is smaller than your hand and the other is bigger than a lounge chair.
Author Task - Write a short story synopsis for a book about two unlikely travelling companions who are holidaying together. One is smaller than your hand and the other is bigger than a lounge chair.
7. A Baboon, a Zebra and a Hawk Walk into a Coffee Shop…
Illustrator Task - Create a single animal from a combination of three animals you've seen at the Melbourne zoo.
Author Task - Write a short story about the ‘bazebawk’ (or create your own hybrid), based on three animals you have seen at the Melbourne zoo.
We look forward to seeing you all there - Melbourne weather is due to put on a show this Sunday, so come down to the zoo and enjoy the day alongside your SCBWI Vic friends.