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WritingWA supports Indigenous literacy

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Member for Kimberley Josie Farrer MLA distributing copies of writingWA's publication Near and Dear.

Kimberley Writers Festival guests Norman Jorgensen and illustrator Dub Leffler hit the road last week visiting several remote schools in and around Kununurra as part of the 2016 Kimberley Writers Festival.                                                                     

Member for Kimberley Josie Farrer MLA joined Dub and Norman on Thursday, 1 September 2016, at Doon Doon / Warmun to help distribute books donated by writingWA.

More than 70 copies of Near & Dear, an anthology of 14 stories for children, were donated to school children across the week to mark Children’s Book Week (20-26 August) and Indigenous Literacy Day (7 September).

Near & Dear was commissioned and published by writing WA in collaboration with the National Book Development Council of Singapore. Edited by Ken Spillman with stories from 14 popular children’s writers - 7 from WA and 7 from Singapore with the universal theme of family.

writingWA is also major supporter of the Kimberley Writers Festival, which was held in a number of locations in and around Kununurra on the weekend of 2-4 September 2016.

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