Upcoming: Workshops with Authors Catherine and Jackie

Acclaimed authors and Illustrators Catherine Hyde and Jackie Morris are due to visit Truro School on 26 November 2013.


Working with students throughout the day in illustration and writing workshops, they will be giving a Tea and Talk after school in the Dodd Library, alongside an exhibition of their original paintings and prints. These, together with signed copies of their books, will be available for very special Christmas shopping opportunities.


Catherine and Jackie have collaborated on Little Evie in the Wild Wood, a beautiful, Red Riding Hood inspired book, which has just been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Award.


Helston-based Catherine Hyde was also nominated for the Kate Greenaway Award in 2010 for her illustrations of Carol Ann Duffy’s The Princess’ Blankets, and again in 2012 for Firebird by Saviour Pirotta. Jackie Morris, who lives and works from her home in Pembrokeshire, has written and illustrated over thirty books, including How the Whale Became, by Ted Hughes. She has recently been nominated for the Carnegie Medal for East of the Sun and the Kate Greenaway Award for I am Cat.


We are thrilled to have this opportunity to work so closely with such celebrated and talented writers and artists. In collaboration between the English and Art Departments, a competition will be launched for students to produce their own art work inspired, like Catherine and Jackie, by the poetry of Ted Hughes.


Their work will be exhibited later this month in the Lighthouse Gallery in Penzance.