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20/08/2018 10:00 a.m.
20 August 2018
Children’s authors Meg McKinlay and Norman Jorgensen will hold ‘meet the author’ workshops at the Kwinana Public Library as part of children’s book week.
Both authors will spend time talking to local children about their writing careers, their works and the writing aspirations of their young fans.
Mayor Carol Adams said she was delighted that the City could host such celebrated and talented authors.
“The Kwinana Public Library is one of our City’s center pieces and a gorgeous setting in which children can celebrate book week with some of WA’s most beloved authors,” she said.
“We hope that these workshops inspire our young residents to continue reading and writing and to keep accessing the extensive library catalogue made available to them at the library.”
Meg McKinlay will be attending the library during school hours on Thursday 16 August. Meg is a Fremantle-based author who has published thirteen books for young readers, ranging from picture books through to novels for young adults. Meg’s work has won the Prime Minister’s Literary Award, the Queensland Literary Award, the Davitt Award for crime writing and the Aurealis Award for Speculative Fiction.
Norman Jorgensen will be attending during school hours on Monday 20 August. Norman was born in Broome and his stories are almost always located in Western Australia, which allows his readers to see their own lives reflected in a landscape that is their own and in a form which they can recognise. Norman’s The Last Viking and The Last Viking Returns are widely celebrated and awarded in children’s literary circles.
School bookings for both authors are welcome via the library on 9236 4300.