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Writing for Children and Young People

Saturday 6th October 2.45pm – 3.45pm
£5 per person Cuckfield Baptist Church
All ages, young and older



gillian mccluredog on wheelsThis absorbing and thought-provoking presentation by three award-winning authors will provide lots of information for book buyers and prospective writers. Gillian McClure writes and illustrates for 2-5 year-olds, Pippa Goodhart writes for 7-9 years and Rosemary Hayes for young adults (11+). Outlining the skills required to engage the interest of young readers, they will explain how to nurture the reading habit from the very earliest stage of discovering books to the challenging teenage years when action and drama are required.

pippa goodhartFull of ideas and creativity, these three experts will provide a fascinating insight into the writing of books for young people so this session is ideal for everyone interested in choosing books, whether as parents, grandparents or to give as presents. And those aspiring authors (young and older) will pick up tips on how to link words and images, how to create a series and how to choose relevant storylines. 


rosemary hayesThe MarkThe presentation will include a display of artwork and be followed by a question and answer session.