Award winning book illustrator event

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  • Location: Noosa Library, Noosaville, Not Assigned 0000 Queensland
The fine art of writing with pictures  
Visiting artist and children's book illustrator  Gregory Rogers will be the special guest at the Noosa Library on the evening of Wednesday, May 30th, giving a lot of inspiration to young people who are interested in drawing and telling stories.
When asked what advice he would give to young artists, Gregory replies :   "Experience is the thing.  Practice drawing."  However, there is much more to illustrating a book than creating the pictures. 
To learn what it takes to be a good illustrator, join the FREE gathering at the Library in Wallace Park, Wallace Drive, Noosaville (off the Gibson Road/Eumundi Road roundabout) at 6.30 pm on May 30th to meet Gregory Rogers and gain some of his extensive knowledge about the 'art' of visual literacy.
Gregory's picture book 'The Boy, The Bear, The Baron, The Bard' was listed as one of the Ten Best Illustrated Picture Books of 2004 by the New York Times and was also shortlisted for the 2005 Children's Book Awards for Australian picture books.
He recently released the sequel 'Midsummer Knight' and is currently working on the 'prequel' to be released in 2007. 
Gregory Rogers has illustrated hundreds of books and covers and will be on the Sunshine Coast conducting lectures and workshops at the annual Voices on the Coast Youth Literature Festival. 
Catering to students, teachers, parents and members of the public, the Gregory Rogers event at the Noosa Library is scheduled to last until 8.00 pm.  It will be free of charge and bookings should be made by 'phoning 5442 4411 or emailing :
Australian library week celebrations:
Youth illustrator event: Wed 30th May at 6:30pm- Greg Rogers, musician, collector of antiques and illustrator! Contact Maureen O'Shea for more info.

Big Book Club Author Event: Thursday 24th May.
The star on tour will be Steven Carroll, author of "The time we have taken". Starting time will be 6:30pm. Drinks and nibbles are available before the author's talk, which will kick off at about 7:30pm.
" A celebration of the rhymes and intricacies of suburban life,  the time we have taken is also a meditation on it's limitations. There are moments of a quiet discovery, and public revelation. Carroll achieves a luminous intimacy with his characters, and in this novel revels the richness and complexity of one of the most common Australian experiences- suburban life."         
As always bookings are essential - Any enquiries please direct to Joe Griggs on 5442 4411.
What's On in May @ Noosa Library
Babes in arms: starts Wed 2nd May running for four weeks. Starts at 10am. For parents and caregivers with babies under 12 months old.
Wriggle Giggle Read: every Thursday in May starting at 10am. Stories and songs for toddlers aged 1 to 3 yrs.
Playday: Tuesday 22nd May. Central Queensland University education students offering a morning of fun and games for children under 8 yrs. Contact the library for times on 5442 4411.
One suitcase launch Tuesday 15th May 2007
Florence Teillet is launching an exhibition.
The one suitcase installation focuses on people from a Non- English speaking background (NESB). The installation explores issues concerning cultural diversity or/and displacement. All interviewees live in the Noosa Shire including a "special" library staff member Vicky.
Australian library week celebrations:
Voices on the coast: Monday 28th May. The library will be taking sixteen local primary school students to the youth literature festival held at sunshine coast university. Contact Maureen O'Shea for more information.
Noosa Library
Wallace Drive
Noosaville  QLD  4566
Ph: 07 5442 4411
Fax: 07 5442 4524

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Noosa Library, Noosaville, Not Assigned

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