The Edel Wignell Mentorship

Left: Jodi Toering and Mark Carthew

Ballarat based primary teacher, actor and children’s writer Jodi Toering has been awarded the inaugural Edel Wignell Mentorship by the Australian Society of Authors (ASA).

The Edel Wignell Mentorship is supported by the literary income of children’s writer Edel Wignell. The mentorship was offered for the first time in 2014 as part of the organisation’s existing Emerging Writers’ and Illustrators’ Mentorship Program. Similar to the other mentorships, it provides the recipient with a 25-hour mentorship to be taken in the following year with a mentor of their choice.

Jodi has commenced working with award-winning Victorian children’s author Mark Carthew. Mark is very excited about working with Jodi who he says shows enormous talent. "Jodi has some outstanding works-in-progress with vibrant, well developed ideas." Both Mark and Jodi will meet regularly throughout 2015.

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