Au­thors / il­lus­tra­tors re­turn to li­brary

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From Septem­ber 3-28, the Be­tween the Lines ex­hi­bi­tion of Waikato writ­ers and il­lus­tra­tors re­turns to Hamil­ton Cen­tral Li­brary.

It fea­tures 13 chil­dren’s book au­thors and il­lus­tra­tors, all of whom live and cre­ate in the Waikato. Donovan Bix­ley, Kat Merewether and Matt Mckin­ley are among the bet­ter-known il­lus­tra­tors tak­ing part, while writ­ers are well rep­re­sented by kids-lit superstars Dawn Mcmil­lan, Feana Tu’akoi and Judi Bill­cliff.

Large in­di­vid­ual dis­plays will ex­plain the process and inspiration be­hind the fea­tured writ­ers’ and il­lus­tra­tors’ books, pro­vid­ing a fas­ci­nat­ing in­sight into the cre­ative process and hard work that goes into craft­ing them.

Be­tween the Lines is the inspiration of il­lus­tra­tor Deb­o­rah Hinde who works out of her stu­dio in Wharepapa South, and has re­cently di­ver­si­fied into writ­ing, as well as il­lus­trat­ing and pub­lish­ing her own books.

Deb­o­rah says: “There’s a mix of tra­di­tion­ally and in­de­pen­dently pub­lished au­thors and il­lus­tra­tors shar­ing their inspiration and process that goes into pro­duc­ing their books. I would en­cour­age ev­ery­one to take the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence this ex­hi­bi­tion.”

Be­tween the Lines can be en­joyed through­out Septem­ber dur­ing li­brary open­ing hours. School groups are specif­i­cally in­vited to at­tend.

The ex­hi­bi­tion is one of the events cel­e­brat­ing the cen­tral li­brary’s re­open­ing af­ter 19 months of clo­sure for seis­mic strength­en­ing works.

The ex­hi­bi­tion open­ing on Mon­day, Septem­ber 3 from 5.30pm is open to the pub­lic and will in­clude a brief wel­come and a pre­sen­ta­tion by well-known il­lus­tra­tor Ross Kin­naird.

There will also be a panel dis­cus­sion with the fea­tured au­thors and il­lus­tra­tors, where mem­bers of the au­di­ence will be able to ask ques­tions and con­trib­ute to the dis­cus­sion.

The open­ing event starts at 5.30pm, on the ground floor of Hamil­ton Cen­tral Li­brary in Gar­den Place, Hamil­ton.

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