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Does the picture tell the story? – Creating Picture Books – A Write Here! Festival Event

May 25, 2019 @ 11:45 am - 12:30 pm


There’s only a few words – how much work could it take to write a picture book? How do the words and pictures, and illustrators and authors, work together? Find out and discover some amazing children’s books when authors Deborah Kelly, Lynn Jenkins and illustrator Gwynneth Jones reveal all about creating picture books with children’s author, Jess Black.

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Part of the Write Here! Festival 2019 – full festival program available via https://library.lakemac.com.au/write-here-festival

The Write Here! Festival is a Writepad program part of a Lake Mac Libraries initiative that will deliver a range of author visits, literacy programs and opportunities for local writers.

Deborah Kelly has written picture books, junior fiction and educational material for children. Two of her titles have been CBCA notable books and in 2017, her picture book Me and You won Speech Pathology Australia’s Book of the Year award for 3-5 year olds.

Deborah Kelly wrote the words, and Gwynneth Jones illustrated the picture book The Chalk Rainbow.

Artist Gwynneth Jones has also illustrated the picture books ‘Dance With Me‘, ‘Don’t Think About Purple Elephants‘, ‘Patch and Ruby‘, and ‘The Great Sock Secret‘

Lynn Jenkins is an experienced and practicing clinical psychologist, author and mother of three. Lynn is passionate about early intervention in the social and emotional development of children, and explores this in all her books. Lynn is the author of Ollie’s Treasure, Lessons of a LAC, Perfect Petunias, and Grey-glasses-itis.

Jess Black writes stories for children. She particularly enjoys writing series filled with action, humour and a splash of kindness. Jess wrote the Mr Walker series, Little Paws series, Keeper of the Crystals series and many more!


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