Ben Brown – Matariki poetry workshop for teens at Shirley Library

Join poet Ben Brown for a young adult poetry writing workshop on Sunday 12 June from 1pm to 3pm at Shirley Library.

If you are aged between 12 and 15, come and join us for a Matariki themed workshop with Lyttelton poet, Ben Brown. You’ll be reflecting on memories and crafting those memories into poetry.

You can book at Shirley Library or ring 9417923 to reserve a spot.

All you need to bring is something to write on (it can be pen and paper, or a tablet/laptop – whatever suits best).

Ben Brown

More about Ben Brown

Ben writes children’s books, non-fiction and short stories for children and adults. Born in Motueka, he has been a tobacco farm labourer, tractor driver and market gardener. Since 1992, he has been a publisher and writer, collaborating with his wife, illustrator Helen Taylor. Many of Brown’s books have a strong New Zealand nature background.

Info from Ben Brown’s profile on the New Zealand Book Council website.

Come to our Puffin Party next Friday!

Cover imageWe’re having a party! Come and help us celebrate 70 years of Puffin Books.

 Where: Centre for the Child, Central Library

 When: Friday 7 May from 10:30-11:30

 What’s happening: Award-winning New Zealand author and illustrator, Ben Brown and Helen Taylor will be joining us to help celebrate.  They will talk about how they work together to create their fantastic picture books.  We will also have a display of Puffin books that you can borrow to enjoy at home.

 Suitable for: Ages 5-10

If you would like to come, please call the library (ph. 941 7923) and let us know how many people will be coming along.  We’d love for you to join us!