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An Evening with Bob Docherty and Mark Sommerset

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  • Thu 14 Jun ’12, 6:30pm – 8:30pm


Youth Space, Cnr Coleman Mall & George Street, Palmerston North, Palmerston North


All Ages



ReaLM - Reading and Literacy in the Manawatu is proud to present this evening event aimed at teachers, library teams as well as anyone passionate about reading and literacy, and we are thrilled to be hosting Bob Docherty and Mark Sommerset who will be sharing their expertise.

Bob has over 20 years experience in promoting reading and literacy to schools, first through his role at National Library, and now as a reading and literacy consultant. He has been on awards panels and reviews new childrens' and young adults fiction on his blog http://bobsbooksnz.wordpress.com/
Bob will be sharing the latest in new fiction for years 6-­10, and also sharing his expertise in literacy and reading and will be sharing his secrets to getting kids inspired to read.

Mark is the author and publisher (along with his wife Rowan) of the acclaimed ‘Cork on the Ocean’ and the NZ Post Book Awards Children’s Choice 2011 winner ‘Baa Baa Smart Sheep.
"Together we are friends, parents, creative partners, and dreamers of big dreams! We love to make picture books and are inspired by stories that entertain grown-ups as much as the kids." - from their website: www.dreamboatbooks.com
Mark has an unique perspective on writing and publishing in New Zealand and will share his journey in the world of self-publishing.

Register via the ReaLM website.

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