International bestselling author, Jack Heath to visit Cessnock

Cessnock Library is promoting literacy, the love of reading and creative writing by hosting the author Jack Heath in an upcoming visit. 

Cessnock Library is promoting literacy, the love of reading and creative writing by hosting the author Jack Heath in an upcoming visit.

Jack Heath is the award-winning author of ten exciting books for young people who started writing his first book at age 13 and had a publishing contract at 18. Before turning 30 he remarkably published 18 books and his work is now sold all over the world translated into French and Vietnamese.

In the course of his research, Jack dove with sharks, traveled through Texas, Russia, and Cambodia, trained with firearms, toured prisons, interviewed guards, examined body parts at the morgue, read only books by women for a year, been a stunt driver, played bass in a rock band and performed street magic for an afternoon. He is also the Deputy Chair of the ACT Writers Centre.

While he is in Cessnock, Jack will be visiting several local schools as well as conducting a free author talk and a free creative writing workshop for children and teens nine years and over.

Free Creative Writing Workshop: bring your paper, pens and imagination!
When: Monday 8 May 4pm-5pm
Where: Cessnock City Library  

Free all ages Author Talk: Jack will talk about his life and his work.
Refreshments and book signing included.
When: Tuesday 9 May 6pm-7pm
Where: Kurri Kurri Library  

These are free events and you can reserve your place by phoning Cessnock Library on 4993 4399 or Kurri Kurri Library on 4937 1638 or by booking at the library desk.  

The program is made possible by a grant from Regional Arts NSW Country Arts Support Program.

 5/1/2017