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Book Cover Design

With Pam Smy

Sunday 26 May, 11.00am

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

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Tickets: £15.00

Try your hand at designing a book cover at this hands-on workshop led by illustrator and lecturer, Pam Smy. Explore issues around page layout and cover design for books of all ages and genres, then practise collage techniques.


Pam Smy is an illustrator who specialises in older fiction. She has illustrated for authors such as John Agard, Penelope Lively, Siobhan Dowd, Linda Newbery and Lucy Strange. Her first novel, Thornhill, was shortlisted for the 2017 CILIP Greenaway Prize. Pam is also a Senior Lecturer Practitioner on the MA Children’s Book Illustration course at Cambridge School of Art. She lives in Suffolk and loves early morning walks with her dog, reading, and listening to stories on the radio.

Important information

Venue: National Centre for Writing , Dragon Hall

Age guidance: 18+

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes


Tickets: £15.00

Essential Companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.

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26 May

11:00 am


City of Literature is a Norfolk & Norwich Festival and National Centre for Writing presentation, programmed by the National Centre for Writing.



Masthead image: Book Cover Design © Steve Johnson

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