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Writing and Illustrating Children's Books

Date: Thursday, 06 June 2019
Time(s): 19:30 to 21:30

Type: Hobbies

Booking Required: Yes


“I’ve always loved stories. They are windows to other worlds. A good story doesn’t tell you what to think. But if I can hook you in, maybe you’ll find yourself compelled to think, feel, imagine... and to begin a new journey of your own.” Beverley Naidoo.

Beverley Naidoo lives in Bournemouth but was brought up as a Jo’burg girl “when South Africa was one of the world’s most openly racist countries.” She started writing in exile in England and her first novel Journey to Jo’burg was banned in South Africa. The novel is “a universal story where two children, faced with great injustice, do something very braveas they try to save their little sister”. Beverley sees each novel as a new journey where huge challenges are thrown in the paths of the characters involved.

Rachel Bright lives on a smallholding in Wareham forest with her partner and two daughters. She trained in graphics at Kingston University and then took a Master's Degree in printmaking at the University of the West of England. Her striking illustrative and typographical style, coupled with her witty storytelling, have resulted in an award winning and ever-growing collection of picture books. Her titles have been translated into 14 languages and she was World Book Day illustrator for the UK in 2014.

Tickets: £10 adults, £2 students


AddressHarman's Cross Village Hall
Harmans Cross
BH19 3EB

Phone01929 551071



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