Next Tuesday's event is promising to be a very interesting evening and you can expect some forthright views, so come armed with questions!
Our panel is comprised of:
A Bookseller: John McIntyre- The Childrens Bookshop Kilbirnie, and childrens book reviewer on Nine to Noon
An Editor (well two in fact): Katie Haworth from Mallinson Rendel Publishing who are of course the home of Hairy Maclary by Lynley Dodd and many award winning childrens books by David Hill, Fleur Beale and other wonderful New Zealand authors.
Plus Margaret Cahill from Learning Media, the educational book publishers so many New Zealand writers and illustrators have been launched from.
A Creative Writing Teacher: Fleur Beale, a Finalist in the NZ Post Childrens Book Awards this year (and many previously). Highly respected for her literary work, Fleur teaches and mentors aspiring writers.
Chair: Fifi Colston, writer, illustrator, Convenor of the WCBA and a judge in this years NZ Post Book Awards.