Gladstone is getting it’s very own children’s story book, and hundreds of children will be very familiar with the story!
QGC have worked with local author Heidi Jones and award-winning illustrator Ping Carlyon on a ‘Gladstone storybook’ which will be unveiled later this month at the annual Curtis Coast Literary Carnivale.
Entitled My Dad Works on an Island, the book is truly a local collaboration, having been developed, written, illustrated and printed in Gladstone. Until now the storybook has been kept under wraps, however there has been a growing buzz around town with locals contacting QGC to register for their own copy.
The storybook provides an insight into QGC’s operations on Curtis Island while also celebrating the Gladstone Region. Local school children will be attending the official launch at the Curtis Coast Literary Carnivale on the 25th of July at the Leo Zussino Building at CQU. The Gladstone Community are also welcome to attend the launch from 12:30pm. The author and illustrator will also be at the event to talk about their involvement in the project.
Following the Literary Carnivale, QGC will provide copies of My Dad Works on an Island free of charge to local schools, families and the wider community.
The story book will be available to collect from the QGC Community Information Centre from the 1st of August. To register to receive a copy, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 4971 6600.