Best-selling authors James Phelan and Leigh Hobbs to host author talks and workshops at Burdekin Library

Two of Australia’s best-selling authors will ignite the imaginations of children and adults alike when they visit the Burdekin Library later this month.

Children’s author and illustrator Leigh Hobbs and thriller novelist James Phelan will each host author presentations and workshops between Tuesday 21 and Thursday 23 May.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the Library was excited to welcome the celebrated authors to the region.

“Leigh is the author and illustrator behind the iconic Horrible Harriet, Old Tom and Mr Chicken Goes to Paris titles, whilst James is the creative mind between the Last 13 and Jed Walker thriller series,” she said.

“It’s incredibly exciting to have authors of such high calibre visit our Library. We encourage reading and writing enthusiasts of all ages to attend one or more of the available sessions.”

Leigh Hobbs

Creating Characters in Words and Pictures Workshop

Tuesday 21 May

Children 8 – 12 years session: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Adults session: 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Taking your Child’s Creative Talent Further

Author Presentation for children and their parents/guardians

Wednesday 22 May

5:30pm – 7:30pm

James Phelan

Story: Mastering the Craft Workshop

Thursday 23 May

10:00am – 12:00pm

Life as a Writer Author Talk

Thursday 23 May

6:00pm – 7:00pm

The workshops and presentations are being held as part of the Burdekin Library’s 2019 Library and Information Week celebrations.

All sessions are free however bookings are essential. Bookings can be made by contacting the Burdekin Library on (07) 4783 9970 or at 108 Graham Street, Ayr.

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