Encourage a Love of Literature; Message from Children's Authors Is Make Reading Part of Kids' Everyday Lives

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Lynnis Bonanno

lynnis.bonanno@dailymercury.com.au

TALKING BOOKS

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

Get more details on times and places at

whitsundayvoices.com.au

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. …

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