Celebrated author coming to town for Book Week events


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Author Katrina Nannestead will be in Port Douglas for Book Week next week. Image: Supplied.

Award-winning Australian author, Katrina Nannestad, will be visiting the Douglas Shire to celebrate The Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book Week beginning on Friday.

Last year, Ms Nannestad was an invited speaker at the Sydney Writers’ Festival where she addressed an audience of two thousand students in Sydney’s Town Hall.

This year Katrina is looking forward to sharing her experiences as an author with smaller, more intimate audiences across the Douglas Shire.
During Book Week, Katrina will be delivering author talks and writing workshops in participating schools.

Whileaway Book shop will also host two workshops with Katrina on Thursday 22 of August at 500pm - "My Journey as an author” and Saturday 24 August at 11.00am - "From Seed to Story”.

These workshops are professional development sessions for adult authors (or would-be authors) to help develop the skills required to turn their ideas into books and share experiences along the road to publication.

Ms Nannestad has much to celebrate including the success of her books The Red Dirt Diaries series, The Olive of Groves series, The Girl, the Dog and the Writer series, The Lottie Perkins series, Bungaloo Creek and The Girl Who Brought Mischief, which won the Patricia Wrightson Award for Children's Literature.

Her most recently published book The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Provence was selected by the Children’ Book Council of Australia as one of twenty Notable Books for 2019 in the young readers' division.

The common thread in Katrina's books is the celebration of family, friendship, laughter and baking chocolate chip cookies.

You can also enter a competition to win a signed copy of one of this celebrated author's books by filling out the competition entry form at the bottom of this article. 

Entry forms for the competition are also available at local primary schools, the regional libraries and from the WhileawayBookshop.

If you don’t win a signed book, Whileaway is offering a 10 per cent discount on titles by the author and Katrina will be available to sign your copies from 9.30am Saturday 24 August.

This program is supported by the Queensland Government through the Regional Arts Development Fund.

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Douglas Shire Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

To RSVP to the events or to find out more visit the Whileaway Facebook Page events


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