LAUNCH OF NEW BOOKS BY KIDSWHOWRITE WRITERS
During the Summer we launched a new book by a young Australian writer we have been mentoring -
‘Can You Hear Me’ is a collection of poems Yami wrote between the ages of 11 and 15 years old. A number of them are complimented by Yami’s own illustrations of lithographic Black & White line-
Later this year we are hoping to launch the book of another new young writer who lives in the Cardiff area. Currently her manuscript is under-
CARDIFF CHILDREN’S FEST
This last two weeks has seen the start of the 'Cardiff Children's Literature Festival.'
The event features Authors and Illustrators who bring a cast of colourful characters from the world of children's writing aimed predominately at youngsters aged 3-
It features many well known, such as The Gruffalo and Harry Potter but also welcomes the newest of story characters in both English and Welsh. There are over 40 exciting events, in and around Cardiff, during the two week period which will satisfy all book-
I am off to a lecture tonight hosted by Horatio Clare and Philipa Milnes-
A member of our local SCBWI Association Claire Fayers will be attending and we shall have a stand to greet and meet potential writers/illustrators who want to learn more about us.
An interesting, surprising and pleasing item of news is that one of my four Grand-
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Reading has always been a big thing within our family. Both my daughters are avid readers and big book collectors. My youngest has often been heard to tell her kids 'in the event of a fire save my books before anything else!' Needless to say you can imagine their response as she must have over 400 books not including the electronic ones!!
ENCOURAGING YOUNG WRITERS
Recently I was asked to attend a local Primary School Ffynnon Taf, Cardiff. They have a small writers group organised by a local charity and I was asked if I would like to be interviewed for the Schoogle Magazine. Of course I was delighted to do so. The day proved to be a successful one although I had to laugh when the final question asked was “What is your most embarrassing moment?” Fortunately I managed to avoid responding although to be honest I am not sure that I could actually remember one. As I told the children the joy of being my age is that “You tend to forget your mistakes but better still you try to learn from them.”
If you have a writers group at your school and would like to meet an Author then please feel free to contact us.