Children get literary helping hand

Local authors and illustrators gathered at King Cross Library for a Calderdale and Kirklees Childrens Book Club event'Pictured with their books are Martyn Bedford, Lynn Breeze, Andrew Newbound, Margaret McAllister, Gez Walsh, Henrietta Bond, Donavan Christopher and Howard Priestley

Local authors and illustrators gathered at King Cross Library for a Calderdale and Kirklees Childrens Book Club event'Pictured with their books are Martyn Bedford, Lynn Breeze, Andrew Newbound, Margaret McAllister, Gez Walsh, Henrietta Bond, Donavan Christopher and Howard Priestley

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BUDDING wordsmiths got inspiration from local authors.

The Kirklees and Calderdale Children’s Book Group hosted the event at King Cross Library.

Poets, authors and illustrators answered questions, gave out tips and looked at some of their favourite books with the youngsters.

Library services coordinator, Shelley Bullas, said: “This was one of the first events we have held fo this kind.

“We wanted to get local authors together to meet each other and provide an opportunity for children and adults to come in and ask any questions they have.”

Special guests at the event included Gez Walsh, Andrew Newbound, Donovan Christopher, Lynn Breeze, MArgaret Mcallister, Henrietta Bond and Howard Priestley.