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