Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Margaret Mahy nationwide read: Saturday 11 August

On Saturday 11 August, all over New Zealand (and even further afield), people are gathering to remember and celebrate the life and work of Margaret Mahy (1936-2012) by reading some of her fabulous stories!

There is sure to be an event somewhere near you - check out the Margaret Mahy nationwide read under Events everywhere. Most (but not all) are happening at 11am. If you live in Auckland, Cambridge, Tauranga, Taupo, Wellington  Oamaru, Alexandra - and many places in-between - there will be readings, drawings and craft activities by local children's writers and illustrators.

I'm looking forward to reading at Brooklyn Library with Eirlys Hunter. We've both been raiding our bookshelves for our battered and much-read copies of some of Margaret's picture books - and Eirlys has even promised to lookout for a multi-coloured wig.

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