Fol­low the clues

Western Suburbs Weekly - - BOOKS -

KIDS who like to read and write will have their chance to find out if they are su­per story sleuths at a free hol­i­day pre­sen­ta­tion by Warn­bro au­thor Teena Raffa-Mulligan in Perth.

Teena is one of 10 cre­ators tak­ing part in Books From Your Back­yard, which will fea­ture chil­dren’s au­thors and il­lus­tra­tors read­ing, per­form­ing and cre­at­ing draw­ings.

An Il­lus­tra­tor Duel, in which two sharp-sketch­ers will bat­tle it out for the ti­tle of Fastest Texta in the West, is also on the pro­gram.

Raffa-Mulligan said her 30minute ses­sion would fo­cus on what writ­ers have in com­mon with de­tec­tives.

“Kids can find out if they have what it takes to snoop out story ideas, find the clues to cre­ate in­ter­est­ing char­ac­ters, in­ves­ti­gate writ­ing crimes and solve the mys­tery of what makes a great story,” she said.

“I'm thrilled to be join­ing so many won­der­ful WA chil­dren's book cre­ators for this event.”

Books From Your Back­yard will be held on Satur­day, Jan­uary 16, from 10.30am-4pm at The Place on the Mez­za­nine Floor of the State Li­brary of Western Aus­tralia.

Books will be avail­able for sale and sign­ing and there will be an ac­tiv­ity ta­ble where chil­dren not at­tend­ing ses­sions can en­joy a craft ac­tiv­i­ties.

For de­tails, visit https://aus­trali­awest.scbwi.org/events/ books-from-your-back­yard-2016.

Pic­ture: Monique Mulligan

Au­thor Teena Raffa-Mulligan will present a ses­sion for chil­dren dur­ing the free fam­ily event Books From Your Back­yard in Perth on Jan­uary 16.

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