Melinda Szymanik – writer for children and young adults
I’m really looking forward to taking part in the schools programme on Thursday and reading my books to children on Saturday. It’s always a thrill to share my stories with the young people I write for. And I’m most excited to hear the discussion about Young Adult fantasy writing, between Elizabeth Knox and Laini Taylor, chaired by Helen Lowe on Sunday.
What do you think about libraries?
I discovered so many wonderful books in libraries, both school and community based, as a child. Libraries supported my reading habit and enabled me to read much more widely than the family budget could ever have allowed. They helped shape me and contributed to me becoming a writer. I love them.
Share a surprising fact about yourself.
I researched Rock Wallabies on Rangitoto Island to get my Masters in Zoology.
- Melinda Szymanik appears at WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival in:
Read Aloud Schools Programme: Thursday 28 August
Exciting Tales and All Right? Book Launch: Saturday 30 August, 11.30am
Read it Again! Picture Book Readings: Saturday 30 August, 1pm
The Truth About Writing KidLit: Saturday 30 August, 2.30pm
- Search our catalogue for books by Melinda
- Read more Festival guest picks and WORD Christchurch posts.