Children’s authors at The Press Christchurch Writers Festival

The Press Christchurch Writers Festival has something for everyone, including children (or possibly just your inner child).  Internationally renowned children’s writers, Steve Cole (Britain) and Richard Newsome (Australia) are in Christchurch next week for the writer’s festival and are also helping us launch our new blog for children, the Christchurch Kids Blog.

Steve Cole is best known as the author of the tremendously popular Astrosaurs series, as well as the Cows in Action series, and his new series Slime Squad.  He’s also written for older children, including several Doctor Who books.  Steve’s sense of humour and the subject of his books (including dinosaurs in space and slimy monsters living in a rubbish dump) makes him very popular with boys aged between 6 and 10.

Richard Newsome is an Australian author who burst onto the scene last year when his first book, The Billionaire’s Curse, won the Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing.  He has since released the second book in the Billionaire Trilogy, The Emerald Casket.  His books are packed with action, adventure, mystery and intrigue, and his characters are strong.

If you would like to meet Steve Cole or Richard Newsome and hear them talk about their books, come along to the launch of our Christchurch Kids Blog on Wednesday 8 September, from 7-8pm in Central Library.  It’s a free event and no bookings are required.

One thought on “Children’s authors at The Press Christchurch Writers Festival

  1. B 1 September 2010 / 8:14 pm

    Looking forward to the launch! Good times will be had by all!

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