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Children's author and Harry Potter illustrator to host creative writing workshop

PUBLISHED: 13:48 27 May 2019 | UPDATED: 13:48 27 May 2019

Norwich-born Thomas Taylor, children's author and illustrator, is hosting a creative writing workshop at Waterstones in Norwich to celebrate the release of his latest book Malamander, named Waterstones children's book of the month. Picture: Submitted

Norwich-born Thomas Taylor, children's author and illustrator, is hosting a creative writing workshop at Waterstones in Norwich to celebrate the release of his latest book Malamander, named Waterstones children's book of the month. Picture: Submitted

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The Norfolk-born illustrator of the original Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone cover is set to share his creative talents with children in the county.

Thomas Taylor will be hosting a free creative writing workshop for young readers at Waterstones in Norwich on Wednesday, May 29 to celebrate the success of his latest children's book Malamander.

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The fantastical story of a mysterious sea creature - which has been named Waterstones children's book of the month for May in stores nationwide - will be the focus of the workshop, with children shown how to create their own monsters through drawing and writing exercises.

Since breaking into illustration through J K Rowling's landmark Harry Potter series, Mr Taylor, a former student at Broadland High School, Paston College and Norwich University of the Arts, has gone on to write and illustrate several children's books.

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