EdsQ member meeting, Wed 5 September 2018
Don't miss this evening with award-winning children's writer Kathy Hoopmann, whose books for children and adults deal with themes of difference, particularly in relation to conditions such as Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD and autism.
Date: Wednesday 5 September 2018
Time: 6.30pm (nibbles and drinks from 6.00pm)
Venue: The Gabba Ward Office, 2/63 Annerley Rd Woolloongabba (corner of Crown St and Annerley Rd) - entry via the back door off the car park. Ample parking at the back or on street.
Cost: $12 for members (and QWC members with membership receipt), $17 for non-members.
After the meeting we will have dinner at a nearby restaurant - please RSVP for dinner to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kathy Hoopmann has written over 20 books for children and adults, and her work has been translated into thirteen languages. Her titles sell widely in Australia, the UK, the US and the Middle East. Kathy has won, and been shortlisted for, many literary awards, including the Children's Book Council of Australia Award. Four times Kathy has been awarded a Nautilus Award (US), which is granted to 'books that change the world'.
Kathy is best known for her photo-illustrated books All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome and All Dogs Have ADHD. Her latest book, All Birds Have Anxiety, has won a silver Nautilus Award and a silver medal in the Living Now Awards (US). Her photo books owe their popularity to their simplicity, charm and insight.
Recently, two of Kathy's original Asperger Adventure Series books, Blue Bottle Mystery and Lisa and the Lacemaker, were made into graphic novels. In 2018, Kathy was awarded the Creative Futures Recognition Award for services to the autism community in Queensland.
Kathy will talk about her writing, her motivation for choosing the topics she writes about, and her experiences with editors and translators.
Register by COB Monday 3 September via the IPEd Members Portal.