Book Launch: The World of Greek Mythology & The Trespassers Club

Join us for the launch of “The World of Greek Mythology” by Ben Spies and “The Trespassers Club” by Helen Vivienne Fletcher.

Both books are suitable for middle-grade readers, and we’ll be launching them in a fun-filled afternoon with activities for the whole family.

There’ll be face painting, crafts, a treasure hunt, colouring in competition, sausage sizzle and more! Drop in for a while, or stay for the whole thing.

18th November, 1.30-4pm, Raumati South Hall, Tennis Court Road, Raumati South – Kapiti Coast.

See the Facebook Event for more details.

Parent and Child Workshop – Fundraiser for ADNZ

This parent and child fundraiser workshop is a special opportunity for children and caregivers to attend a creative writing class together.

All proceeds will go to Assistance Dogs New Zealand, to help them in their important work providing dogs to New Zealanders like me, living with disability.

For children ages 8-12 and caregivers aged 16+

For more information please see our the Parent and Child Workshop FAQ or contact Helen on 021 258 9066 or brainbunny@hotmail.co.nz

To enrol, complete the online enrolment form.

Assistance Dog in Classes

Labrador dog looking over her shoulder at the cameraI have an assistance dog, Bindi, who helps me with some of the symptoms I have due to living with Lupus. She will attend all classes with me, but is very well trained and certified by Assistance Dogs New Zealand, so will not cause any disruption to classes.

Please keep this in mind when enrolling for classes if your child has an allergy to dogs. If your child is afraid of dogs, and you would like to meet me and Bindi before the class to reassure them, please feel free to contact me to arrange this.

You can learn more about Assistance Dogs New Zealand on the ADNZ website, or if you would like to support them, you can donate through my givealittle page or $1 from the sale of every copy of my book Aunt Kelly’s Dog goes to ADNZ.

Best wishes,
Helen

Invite to the Underwater Book Launch

Along with being a creative writing teacher, I’m also a children’s author. Today I’d like to invite you to join me at the launch of my second young adult novel, Underwater. The launch will be held at The Children’s Bookshop, 6pm on Thursday 3rd May.

Please RSVP to books@thechildrensbookshop.co.nz for catering purposes.

Flyer for Book Launch

 

Hope to see you there!

Helen

April School Holiday Writing Ideas 2

Today with have another guest author, Adelina Gotera, joining us to share a creative writing prompt. Adelina suggests gathering some “Loose parts” from around the house.

Loose Parts, a good prompt for creative writing

Photo of a bowl of marbles and stonesLoose parts are mobile materials which can be moved, carried, combined, redesigned and taken apart and put back together in multiple ways. They can be natural things, such as leaves, sticks, stones or plants, or man-made such as clothes pegs, marbles, bits of fabric or buttons. Continue reading