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Judi Billcliff – 2013 runner up - Playcentre National Children's Poetry Competition. Judi has been a drama teacher for many years, teaching in schools and privately. She has been involved in theatre and performing arts most of her life, as a teacher, writer, director, actor and adjudicator. Having taught oral language to children, she has an understanding of what works for them. Writing for her students was a natural progression and something she loves doing. Judi will inspire you to make story time a really fun and enjoyable time for both you and the kids! She will inspire you to get those words to jump off the pages of the book you are reading and keep the kids interested! Judi will look at; What is currently stopping you bring books alive. Various techniques such as pitch,reading ahead, reading to punctuation and inflection. Discuss characterisation. Look at what little people need for a story to work.