Adult Price: £7
Concessionary Price: £7
Under 18s/Students: £4
Date(s) - 29/06/2019
10:30 am - 11:30 am
This panel event will be a rare opportunity to meet three award-winning children’s authors, each writing for a different age group. It will be of particular interest to those wanting to write for children and young people as well as to those (parents, grandparents, teachers, librarians) who choose books for children to read.
Includes a Q and A session and a display of artwork. You will also be able to buy signed copies of the authors’ books.
This event is aimed at anyone between 12 and 100 years of age.
Gillian McClure, Royal Literary Fund Fellow and Highly Commended in the Kate Greenaway medal, writes and illustrates picture books for 2–6 year olds and shows how she marries word, image and typography into the narrative. www.gillianmcclure.com
Pippa Goodhart, million-seller author of the You Choose books and Winnie the Witch series writes for 7–9 year olds and talks about nurturing the reading habit of the newly independent young reader, not only through strong relevant stories but also by building series featuring well loved characters.
Rosemary Hayes, many of whose books for young adults have won or been shortlisted for awards, speaks of the challenges in writing books for this age group and how she chooses storylines to which they can relate, whether contemporary or historical, with enough jeopardy and action to keep them interested.