There are many resources linked to the English curriculum which showcase a variety of Asian authors, illustrators, poets, graphic novelists or those who have sought creative inspiration from the region.This wide range of materials provides students with opportunities to reflect on personal, cultural, social and aesthetic experiences.Western Australian providers of books by, or access to, Asian authors and/or illustrators or those inspired by the region:
Further reading and contacts:
Contact a teacher - visit the ArtsEdge directory of professional teachers’ associations.To find out more about the arts education events linked to creative writing and literature visit our What’s On page here. Authors, illustrators or storytellers interested in developing programs for schools, visit Working in the School Context for tips about project planning, creating education resources and professional learning opportunities for teachers, and marketing to schools.Invite an artist or organisation to be artists-in-residence in your school; check funding providers here.
Image: The Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, Australia-Asia Literary Award - detail of book mark 2008. Photograph by and courtesy of the Department of Culture and the Arts.