For the Love of Reading 2005 presents Mary Harelkin Bishop
The Prince Albert Literacy Network's 4th annual For the Love of Reading
event took place Saturday Oct. 16th at the John M. Cuelenaere Public Library.
This year's event focused on Saskatchewan author, Mary Harelkin Bishop,
who writes the Tunnels of Moose Jaw Adventure Series. Her books include: Tunnels of Time,
Tunnels of Terror, Tunnels of Treachery and Tunnels of Tyranny.
Prior to the event, volunteers visited local schools as "Rosie", a 1920's newspaper reporter,
from the tunnels books. Rosie shared with students the differences between the 1920's and
today and invited students to attend the Saturday author event.
Saturday morning seventeen students from local schools who are in grade
6 or 7 took part in an excellent writing workshop with Ms. Bishop. At the
afternoon event Ms. Bishop read from her renowned books and shared what
inspires her to write. Following the presentation participants could take
part in a scavenger hunt, enjoy snacks and crafts, and had the opportunity
to purchase and have books autographed.