Playwright, actor and children’s writer June Allen will be guest writer at Kaukapakapa library this month.
June will be at the library on Sunday, August 19, from 10am to 1pm.
She recently came out of retirement to continue writing for children. Her latest book is Grandma’s in the Strawberry Patch. She began writing for children six years ago, following the publication of The Little Glow Worm Who Couldn’t Turn on his Light.
Formerly, June lived on Norfolk Island where she wrote and performed in a popular tourist attraction, The Sound and Light Show of Norfolk Island. This was the first of numerous play scripts for June, many of which have gone on to win awards. She has also been a teacher, specialising in the teaching of reading, and a school librarian.
Last year, she published I’ll Have You Home by Christmas, a reflection on her time as a homeless person living in Auckland, when her children were taken into care.