May 2021 – Illustration Events

Image of Jackie Morris courtesy of Elly Lucas.

Litfest are proud to partner with Graffeg to present a trio of authors and illustrators, Nicola Davies, Cathy Fisher and Jackie Morris, who will discuss their books and creative practice in two very special events hosted from Jackie Morris’ kitchen!

Picture Perfect will take place on Thursday 20th May at 12.30pm, while Marking the Page will stream live on Friday 21st May at 7.30pm.

These events are both free to attend and will be streamed live via Crowdcast.  The events will be of particular interest for schools and Kate Greenaway Medal shadowing groups, but all are welcome to attend either or both events.

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Jackie Morris lives in Wales where she writes and paints. She has two children, a small pack of dogs and a small pride of cats. Jackie exhibits her paintings in galleries nationwide. Her bestselling picture books include Tell Me a Dragon and Lord of the Forest. Jackie worked with Robert MacFarlane on Kate Greenaway award winning title, The Lost Words.

Image of Jackie Morris courtesy of Elly Lucas.

Nicola Davies has been fascinated by animals from the moment she could walk into the garden watching ants and worms. Nicola has written over 60 books for children including Last which she illustrated herself.  The School Library Association awarded her for her outstanding contribution to information books. Nicola is a passionate advocate for illustration and was made Professor of Practice by Swansea University in 2019.

Cathy Fisher has been a teacher and artist all of her life and has worked in the UK, the Seychelles and Australia.  Cathy’s first picturebook for Graffeg  was Perfect written by Nicola Davies and was longlisted for Kate Greenaway Medal as was The Pond which the pair also collaborated upon.