Chil­dren’s au­thor to share tips

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Chil­dren’s pic­ture book au­thor Juliette MacIver will speak at a gath­er­ing of chil­dren’s writ­ers and il­lus­tra­tors in Kapiti next week.

The Ti­tahi Bay res­i­dent has writ­ten 12 pic­ture books, in­clud­ing the pop­u­lar Mar­maduke Duck and the Mar­malade Jam, pub­lished in 2010, and its se­quel. Both were il­lus­trated by Sarah Davis.

Three of her books have won the Sto­ry­lines No­table Book Award.

The Kapiti Writ­ers’ Group Chil­dren’s is host­ing MacIver as part of a drive to ex­pand mem­ber­ship and pro­vide a net­work for lo­cal writ­ers and il­lus­tra­tors of work for chil­dren.

Writ­ers’ group spokes­woman Pam Kessler said MacIver would talk about how she be­came a suc­cess­ful chil­dren’s writer and share tips about get­ting pub­lished.

‘‘We are ex­cited to have her as our guest speaker and know she will in­spire es­tab­lished writ­ers as well as bud­ding au­thors and il­lus­tra­tors,’’ Kessler said.

The group, es­tab­lished five years ago, aims to pro­mote chil­dren’s lit­er­a­ture through com­mu­nity projects.

It has pub­lished two an­tholo­gies, fea­tur­ing the work of lo­cal writ­ers and chil­dren, and has run writ­ing work­shops and com­pe­ti­tions. Juliette MacIver talk, Kapiti Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 15 Ngahina St, Para­pa­raumu, Thurs­day, April 14, 7pm, RSVP to Anne In­gram, 902 0985.

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