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Cherri Ryan


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Cherri Ryan is an author who is inspired by the children and families she cared for as a family doctor for almost twenty years. She is also a Regular Contributor of book reviews for Kids’ Book Review, and speaks at schools, clubs, conferences and other organisations. When she is not writing, Cherri works in medical education, and enjoys helping organisations that help others. Cherri’s stories feature characters with courage, who find their own unique ways to solve challenges. Her debut picture book, Spirit, illustrated by Christina Booth, follows a girl who never gives up on her dreams. In 2016, another one of Cherri’s stories, The Day Before Christmas, was animated and projected onto Brisbane City Hall as the Christmas Lights Spectacular. Cherri is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Queensland Writers’ Centre, Write Links and Book Links. Cherri lives in Queensland, Australia, with her family, one cat, two guinea pigs and many visiting birds and possums. Cherri believes in hope, joy, perseverance and the power of stories.

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How many ways can we tell a story?
Have you ever thought of a great idea for a story? Did you want to share your story with others but you just didn’t know how to begin? In this interactive session, students will explore just how many ways we can tell a story and see some fabulous and fun examples.


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