Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)
Encourage a Love of Literature; Message from Children's Authors Is Make Reading Part of Kids' Everyday Lives
The festival runs until Saturday
More than 5000 students will attend sessions at Whitsunday Anglican School today and tomorrow
The BB Print Literary Dinner is on tomorrow night. Check ticket availability by phoning 49619777
Public book signing Co Saturday 10am
Adult Writers' Masterclass Co Sunday 10am-4pm
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AUTHORS might come in all shapes and sizes, but when it comes to inspiring kids to pick up books and read them, their message is essentially the same.
Make sure books are part of their environment, read with them and to them, and be good reading role models.
These and other topics were on the agenda at the Whitsunday Voices Parents and Educators Forum last night, the event which kicks off the four-day Whitsunday Voices Youth Literature Festival.
Some of the authors speaking at the event provided their bookish insights on instilling a need to read. …