Jill Lewis and Don’t Read This

Jill Lewis aka Jill Walkinton and Alison Lewis will be running a workshop at Lindfield Arts Festival this year! A perfect addition to our wonderful line up of children’s authors, with something for a slightly younger audience.

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Jill and Alison have a 42 year friendship behind them– having met training to be nurses at the London Hospital. After going their separate ways, they both ended up teaching and have always had a deep desire to get non readers – reading. That led them into writing stories:

“Friday is our writing together day – either in Sussex or London or via Skype. We always start with a résumé of the week, jobs, family crises etc and then get down to work. We can of course multi task – so if one types – the other might be peeling potatoes or ironing a shirt – it has always been something we’ve had to fit in around the rest of life!.”

The hobby has become something more successful than they could have imagined and they have had a total of 8 books published to date including DON’T READ THIS BOOK! – a silly story which is now used in Year 2 classes around the country as part of the Literacy Evolve Project. We’re very excited to welcome Jill and Alison to the Festival!

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