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Magnus hosts writing workshop

Published:Friday | October 31, 2014 | 10:00 AM
Kellie Magnus Contributed

Kellie Magnus, founder and editorial director of Jackmandora, a Caribbean children's media company, will conduct a workshop focusing on writing picture books, early readers and chapter books for early-childhood and primary markets.

The workshop, hosted by the Department of Literatures in English, University of the West Indies, Mona, is scheduled for November 10, 12, 17 and 19 from 6-8 p.m. each day. Interested persons should contact the department at 927-2217 or litsworkshop@gmail.com to register.

Magnus is the author of more than 15 children's books and stories, including the popular Little Lion children's book series and several books for the Ministry of Education's Literacy 123 series. Two of Jackmandora's books, A Book for Baby and Trixie Triangle, were selected for the 2011 BookStart Jamaica Pilot Programme.

She also co-authored the Jamaican translation of the best-selling children's book parody, Go the Fto Sleep, with celebrated poet Kwame Dawes.

Magnus writes on the arts, education, and entertainment for regional and international publications and serves on the boards of the National Library of Jamaica, the Early Childhood Commission, and the Book Industry Association of Jamaica. She has lectured on publishing and media at numerous conferences and has taught at the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication and the City College, City University of New York.