Jacqueline Wilson, who is best known for creating the cherished characters of Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather, will be talking about her books, how she writes and how to become a writer at the event on Wednesday, April 5.
Jacqueline will also be reading from her new book ‘The Other Edie Trimmer’, a heart-warming time slip adventure story about family and friendship, and will answer questions from the audience.
Cllr Dowling, lead member at East Sussex County Council, said: “This event offers a wonderful opportunity for local children to hear from one the UK’s most popular authors.
“Meeting authors such as Jacqueline Wilson really brings books to life, allowing children to learn about their lives and what has inspired them, and hopefully contributes to a love of literature which will last into adulthood.”
The former Children’s Laureate has been writing from a young age, writing her first ‘novel’ when she was just nine years old.
The award-winning author, who now lives in Alfriston, has written over 100 books and more than 40 million copies of her books have been sold.
For more information on Jacqueline Wilson and her books visit www.penguin.co.uk/puffin/jacqueline-wilson
Next month’s event is fully booked and a waiting list is in operation. People wishing to join the waiting list should book a ticket online at https://eastsussex.gov.uk/JacquelineWilson and they will be added to the waiting list.
Information about East Sussex libraries including upcoming events and author talks is available online at www.eastsussex.gov.uk/LibraryEvents