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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Australian Children's Author to Teach Summer Course at SU

Christopher ChengSALISBURY, MD---Australian children’s author Christopher Cheng teaches the course “Writing Nonfiction for Children” at Salisbury University this summer.

This new three-credit class is held on campus 9 a.m.-noon July 11-14 and 18-21. From July 22-August 5, students will continue revising their manuscripts and communicating online with Cheng.

Cheng co-chairs the international advisory board the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and is director of the digital publishing company Sparklight.

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His book One Child won the Wilderness Society Environment Award for Picture Books (Australia) and was named the 2000 Skipping Stones Honor Book (United States). His additional works include Sounds Spooky, winner of the 2012 Aurealis Award, and Python, named a 2014 Bank Street College Best Book of the Year.

For more information call 410-543-6509 or visit the SU website at

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