Best­sellers work­shop

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - By DONNA-MARIE MILNE

BEST-SELL­ING young adult au­thor Ca­role Wilkin­son will host a free work­shop for ea­ger read­ers and bud­ding authors at the Moss­man Li­brary to­mor­row.

The free in­ter­ac­tive work­shops in li­braries and schools across the re­gion mark the in­au­gu­ral part­ner­ship be­tween Table­lands Re­gional Coun­cil, Cas­sowary Coast Re­gional Coun­cil, Ed­u­ca­tion Queens­land and Cairns Re­gional Coun­cil and Catholic Ed­u­ca­tion Queens­land.

With over 20 pub­lished works, Ca­role’s most pop­u­lar ti­tles in­clude The Dragonkeeper and the Ramose se­ries.

“It’s great to get the op­por­tu­nity to come and in­spire chil­dren to read, learn and use their imag­i­na­tion, the chil­dren that at­tend al­ways seem to ea­ger to learn,” she said.

“I’m al­ways in­spired by the imag­i­na­tion of the chil­dren I meet on these work­shops, It re­ally makes me want to try harder and come up with new ideas.”

Moss­man Li­brary’s Lee Finkel­stein en­cour­aged ev­ery­one to come along and en­gage with their lo­cal li­brary.

“To have a vis­it­ing au­thor of this cal­i­bre is not only ex­cit­ing in that chil­dren get to meet the au­thor who writes the books they love to read, but hope­fully it will en­cour­age chil­dren to go out read more and start writ­ing,” she said.

“We also want to pro­mote the li­brary as a place that still has a vi­able place in the community.”

The work­shop will be held be­tween 3.30pm-4.30pm and book­ings are es­sen­tial. Contact 4099 9496 to se­cure a spot.

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