St Edward's Canowindra to host Community Reading Day

Oscar Cleary and Chelsea Cramp are looking forward to next week's Community Reading Day.
Oscar Cleary and Chelsea Cramp are looking forward to next week's Community Reading Day.

Children’s author Sue Whiting will be special guest at the Canowindra Community Reading Day on Wednesday, August 30.

The reading day will be held at St Edward’s School from 9.40am until 1pm with activities, book readings, barbecue lunch and of course, books.

Supported by Canowindra’s schools, pre-school, Home Start and NSW Health, the day is sponsored by Centacare Bathurst and Cadia Valley Operations, Newcrest.

Special guest Sue Whiting lives and works in a coastal village south of Sydney.

She has written numerous books in a variety of genres: fiction and nonfiction, picture books through to YA, including the best-selling The Firefighters, and the award-winning A Swim in the Sea.

Her latest book Platypus, illustrated by Mark Jackson, was a CBCA 2016 Notable Book.

She was Publishing Manager and Senior Commissioning Editor at Walker Books Australia for 10 years, before leaving in 2016 to concentrate on her writing and to work from her home as a freelance editor, writing coach and mentor.

A former primary school teacher (in another life) with a special interest in literacy education and children’s literature, Sue is a highly experienced speaker who loves sharing her passion for story and storytelling, reading and writing with people of all ages.