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Upcoming Author Visits

Upcoming authors & literacy specialists for 2019/20 

Author Visit

 ➡ Petr Horacek, Award-winning children’s author-illustrator

 

Petr Horacek

 

Petr Horacek grew up in on the outskirts of Prague, in the Czech Republic. He would listen to plays and stories on the radio or watch a film and then fill up his sketchbooks with pictures and images from the story he had just heard or seen.

He studied at the Academy of Fine Art in Prague where he painted and drew for six years before settling in the UK with his British wife. Their two daughters were the biggest inspiration for his work when they were little. Horacek’s first books, Strawberries Are Red and What Is Black and White? received the “Books for Children Newcomer Award” in 2001.

 

SCHOOL PROGRAM:

Available: October 28 & 30, 2019 (Morning or afternoon)

Please download Petr Horacek’ bio, schedule & costs here

 

 

 

Early Childhood Education & Literacy Experts

 ➡ Julie Fowlkes, reading specialist

Julie (Revised)

With over 40 years of experience in the literacy field, Julie encourages parents to practice a daily reading routine at home and helps to alleviate any worries and fears parents may have with regards to challenges they are facing. She empowers teachers to use great books and fun reading strategies and materials to ensure their students have a very positive connection with books and a joyfully literate classroom.

 

SCHOOL PROGRAM:

Available:  October 2019

  • Julie Fowlkes, reading specialist who developed Bring Me a Book’s award-wining First Teacher’s Training curriculum.
  • Suitable for: Parents/Teachers of 0-8 years old

 

Julie’s popular reading workshops for PARENTS

October 2019

 

 

For those (private) schools/organizations interested to invite Bring Me Book trainers, storytellers, children’s authors and literacy experts to your school/organization or to host a private session at our office or your venue, please contact our Program Manager, Doris Chan at doris@bringmeabook.org.hk for more details.

 

Past Visits