Penguin Group (Australia) this month launches Sharing Stories, a special opportunity for readers of all ages to connect with authors and illustrators in conversation about
imagination, inspiration and the art of storytelling.
Penguin has asked some of Australia’s favourite authors and illustrators to create original works of art on the theme of Sharing Stories – and to document the story behind the artwork’s creation through videos, photographs and diary entries.
Readers are invited to join the artists throughout the creative journey, and to share their own experiences and thoughts about the stories created.
Sharing Stories will take place across all Penguin Australia social media platforms. A newartwork will be showcased each month, introducing another artist’s perspective on how sharing stories has shaped their life and work.
The first Sharing Stories artist is Anna Walker, one of Australia’s most celebrated illustrators and storytellers. Anna’s beautiful books - including Starting School, All
Through the Year, Today We Have No Plans and Little Cat and the Big Red Bus – are
beloved for their whimsical, charming illustrations that capture the wonder of childhood.
In October, award-winning book designer Allison Colpoys shares her story, followed by Marc Martin, creator of The Curious Explorer’s Illustrated Guide to Exotic Animals A to Z in November.
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