Literary Carnivale brings books to life



CHILDREN'S author Narelle Oliver expects the workshops she conducted for schoolchildren yesterday and further workshops today would set kids on the path to reading.

Ms Oliver is one of three authors and one illustrator visitingGladstone to take part in the inaugural Curtis Coast Literary Carnivale being hosted in Gladstone this week.

'I hope that by showing how I prepare my stories and how I work would help them understand the process of authorship and take a greater interest in reading,' she said.

Ms Oliver will also be conducting a three hour workshop for adults and young adults tomorrow on the theme 'A good picture book cannot be read over the radio and be understood'.

Spokeswoman for the carnivale, Sue Norris, said the event had been a great success so far with 1800 children from all schools booked to take part.

She said the success was encouragement to conduct the carnivale again next year or in two years time.



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