BLOG: July 2019

  • Kapiti Children's Writers hosted Philippa Werry
    Such an enjoyable afternoon on Sunday when Philippa Werry came to talk to local writers about "The Telegram', her WW1 book for young readers which has been shortlisted for the Children's Book Awards. Philippa loves New Zealand history and has written a number of appealing titles that open up our past to young New Zealanders.
    Posted: Wednesday 31 July 2019
  • The skinny on Children's Book Publishing
    The Children's Bookshop in Kilbirnie was host yesterday to a one day workshop on writing and publishing for children. Organised by the Wellington Children's Book Association, six local writers and illustrators, each with a different area of expertise, gave the captive audience of 30 their top tips. Craft, collaborative writing, graphic novels, online marketing, book award judging and presenting at an overseas festival were all covered. And Ruth, owner of the Children's Bookshop gave us her info
    Posted: Monday 22 July 2019
  • Friends of the Kapiti Libraries
    We're so lucky to have a very active Friends of the Libraries group in Kapiti. They not only have interesting speakers - authors, playwrights and poets usually, but last week we had editor Jane Parkin speaking. Our Kapiti Children's Writers were asked to speak recently too, and five of us talked about our work and later, sold copies of our books.
    Posted: Monday 15 July 2019

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