Book sample of You Can be a Writer

Teena Raffa-Mulligan's talks and workshops focus on inspiring and encouraging children to write their own stories. Follow @Verityville on Instagram and have a chance of winning a copy of her latest book "You Can Be a Write"!

Book sample of You Can be a Writer

The IWD theme for 2021 is ‘Choose to challenge’. The UN’s IWD theme is also “Women in Leadership". This week I have interviewed some young female engineering students and here’s what they have to say:

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Book cover of The Mouse and the Egg

Award-winning children’s author, screenwriter Michelle talks about her new book "The Mouse and The Egg", her work with the 7 Conscious Choices program, and shares her powerful role models.

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Front Cover of children's book A Very Bad Thing

Discover why Elizabeth writes about important family and mental health issues and what has motivated her to become an advocate for talking about life issues with younger children in her series The Elephant in the Room. Click to view on YouTube...

Book cover of Rain Shaker

Solo Dan is a real surprise of a book. I was not sure what the story would be when I first read this gently portrayed account of a child’s journey towards family inclusion. Read more...

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Author with a Fresh Perspective

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Elizabeth is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW

Elizabeth is a Sydney based author and poet. Her works often reflect the world from the perspective of those who are marginalised, misunderstood or simply unheard. Elizabeth’s picture book series, Elephant in the Room raises family and mental health topics. Elizabeth is an award winning poet and regularly presents on storytelling as well family and mental health issues both here in Australia and internationally.

Elizabeth believes that our young people can help us understand our world and so her stories all start by exploring the world from a child’s perspective; that is to say that by taking a child’s view on a certain topic there becomes a ‘way in’ to new perspectives and a fresh way of seeing the world and the role of others in it. Elizabeth’s books are there to help children and adults alike find a way into new modes of thinking and new perspectives.

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Educator and Speaker

Elizabeth’s love of literature inspires her students. From classroom book nooks to school theatre productions to school visits and writing workshops, Elizabeth is passionate about helping children and adults find their creative spark. Her students are encouraged to explore their own creative ideas and to learn new ideas along the way. Elizabeth believes that there is always an innovative way to look at the familiar and that we can all learn and grow no matter how old we are or where we are in our journey of knowledge.

Advocate for Mental Health and Environmental Awareness

Elizabeth’s background in psychology has driven her work in the area of mental health; particularly for young people. Elizabeth is regularly in demand to consult on family mental health matters, speaking internationally and locally at conferences as well as in private engagements.

Elizabeth’s love of nature led her to become an active and outspoken promoter of environmental issues; both through her writings and through her teaching. Eliziabeth believes that the need to raise awareness and to demonstrate the principles of environmental activism are fundamental in the creation of a sustainable world for the future.

EC Press

At EC Press, Elizabeth Mary Cummings is dedicated to sharing contemporary social issues though narrative. If you are interested in collaborating on educational or literary projects, you can find further details and examples on the EC Press page or contact Elizabeth directly.