Award-winning writer at children’s workshop of the Nature Island Literary Festival

first_img Share Tweet 60 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img EducationLocalNewsPrimary Award-winning writer at children’s workshop of the Nature Island Literary Festival by: – July 20, 2011 Share Nature Island Literary Festival’s Children’s Workshop 2010, “Snake King” presentation by Delia Cuffy-Weekes. Photograph by: Greg German, Nature Island Literary Festival Facebook Gallery.Registration is now open for the Children’s Workshop, a key part of the Nature Island Literary Festival and Book Fair. Highlights this year include readings by Trish Cooke, the award-winning children’s writer, actress and playwright from the UK, the pre-publication sale of a new adventure story for young people set in Dominica, and Japanese calligraphy and origami making.The workshop (for ages 3 – 15), which aims to promote the enjoyment of reading and writing among young people, will take place on Saturday 30 July from 9.00am to 1.00pm at the Dominica Grammar School, Valley Road, Roseau.Apart from special readings, there will be face painting, word games for all ages, a book swap, and something very different – calligraphy and origami making by volunteers from Japan International Cooperation Agency. Children can learn about Japanese writing and have their names written in Japanese script.Trish Cooke was born – and lives – in England of Dominican parents and many of her books reflect that heritage. Her prize-winning book “So Much” won the prestigious Smarties book prize among other awards. She has also written scripts for theatre, TV, radio and film in the UK and is very experienced in presenting story sessions and workshops to children of all ages. Copies of her books will available for sale at the workshop.There will also be readings by Lucia John from her book about a caterpillar while copies of another new book for young people, Abraham’s Treasure by Joanne Skerrett, will be on sale. This is an exciting adventure story for older children set in Dominica which be available for the first time ever at the Children’s Workshop; it will be officially launched at the main Literary Festival (August 5 – 7) where Ms Skerrett will be participating and signing copies of her book.This year, the Children’s Festival has been moved to one week before the Literary Festival itself to allow participants – both adult and children – to play a part in the main festival.Registration is at the public library, Roseau, the UWI campus, Elmshall Road, and online ([email protected]). Closing date is July 27th. Parents are advised to provide a snack for their children.Website for Nature Island Literary Festival: www.dominicalitfest.com.For further information please contact Claudia Henderson: [email protected], 276 4449 and 448 1718.Press ReleaseNature Island Literary Festival and Book Fairlast_img read more

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