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Children's Workshops by Young Readers Festival 2012 Authors (11/03/2012)

Comic Strip Workshop by Sally Kindberg
11 Mar 2012 (Sun) │11.30-12.30pm │Commercial Press, TST │$150

How do you start and develop a story using a visual narrative within a comic strip format? Participants will have the opportunity to investigate ways of simplifying complicated information, the use of humour and narrative twists.
* Suitable for all ages

About the speaker:

Sally Kindberg is an illustrator and author, currently illustrating comic strip books for Bloomsbury. The fourth in the series, The Comic Strip book of Dinosaurs, will be published in 2012. Sally has written and drawn pictures for many books, including one about Hair, and illustrated hundreds more. Whilst working as a newspaper travel writer, she sailed on a Tall Ship to Portugal, and once attended Elf School in Iceland. Sally loves encouraging other people to draw, and recently ran drawing workshops at Edinburgh and Shetland Book Festivals and London’s Cartoon Museum. She lives in London with 92 robots.

I Want To Be A Journalist! by Eliza Teoh
11 Mar 2012 (Sun) │1-2pm │Commercial Press, TST │$150

What does becoming a journalist entail? How does one become a good interviewer? Learn the basics of journalism in this workshop: the 5Ws and 1H, how to angle the story and how to end off with a kicker.
* Suitable for aged 10 or above

About the speaker:

A Singapore Press Holdings scholar, Eliza Teoh was a journalist and sub-editor at The Straits Times. She is currently an editorial and strategic marketing consultant at Dotted Line Consultancy. Ellie Belly: Follow that Bird! is her first children’s book. Inspired by the antics of her own daughters, she created Ellie Belly as a means to capture the hilarious moments that she has shared with them. Aside from entertaining her young readers and nurturing in them a love for animals, she also hopes to encourage the use of good English and inculcate learning in a fun way.

Information of Ticketing:

Buy weekend passes that will entitle you to enjoy a whole day of activities which include workshops, children's activities and author talks.

For extra savings, Family Passes also available for booking now through Cityline in 3 easy ways: Phone at 2111 5333, Internet, and Parson's Music Stores.

For more information about the Hong Kong International Young Readers Festival 2012, please visit: www.youngreadersfestival.org.hk.

Date 11 Mar, 2012 (Sun)
Time 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Venue Tsimshatsui Book Centre,
The Commercial Press Shops B1007-1010, B1/F., Miramar Shopping Centre, 132 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kln.
Speaker Sally Kindberg & Eliza Teoh
Organiser The Hong Kong International Young Readers Festival
Co-Organiser Blooming Club
Enquiry 2877 9770 (Festival Hotline)
Enquiry website www.youngreadersfestival.org.hk