WPL Hosts Christopher Paul Curtis

By Chris Woodrow

(WINDSOR, ON) – Internationally renowned children’s author Christopher Paul Curtis will be at Windsor Public Library on May 6 to interact with school children, read from his works, and launch the 2015 Windsor Public Library Children’s Writing Club. He will be reading from 9:45 am until 10:45 am and then meeting with students and others in attendance.

School children from across Windsor and Essex County will be in attendance as Mr Curtis reads, entertains, and encourages participation in the creative process.

Christopher Paul Curtis is best known for award winning books such as The Madmen of Piney Woods, Elijah of Buxton, both of which are set in Essex County, Bud, Not Buddy which won the prestigious Newbery Award and was recently made into a play in Chicago, and The Watson’s Go To Birmingham, which was made into a Hallmark Feature Film.

Also participating at the launch will be Mimi McPhedran who will be talking about her book Look At Us: We Are A-1. Antitrypsin Deficiency, which is more commonly referred to as A 1, is an inherited disorder that may cause lung disease and liver disease.

This is the 12th annual gathering of the writing club where, under staff supervision, children ages 5 to 12 are encouraged to develop their imagination by either creating art, writing, or acting. Children are invited to attend the club meetings which are Saturdays, May 2, 16, and 30, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, and Tuesdays, May 19 and 26, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

All sessions will be in the Children’s Learning Centre at the Central Branch of the Windsor Public Library at 850 Ouellette Avenue.

Participants are urged to submit their work up to 1,000 words by Saturday, May 30, at 5:00 pm. Submissions will be compiled into a book and published at the WPL Self-Publishing Centre.

For more information, contact Janet Brown at 519-255-6770, Ext.4579.

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