CHILDREN’S author Chris Riddell will be in Haworth on February 13 to lead two special events tied in with the Brontë bicentennial.

He will lead an illustration workshop specially designed for teenagers, title, entitled Everyone Can Draw, at the Brontë Parsonage Museum.

This will be followed by An Evening With Chris Riddell entitled The Doodler, which will aim to give fans an insight into how he works.

Chris, an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer newspaper, was the 2015-2017 UK Children’s Laureate.

He has won in a number of major prizes for his children’s books, including the 2001, 2004 and 2016 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals.

Goth Girl And The Ghost Of A Mouse gained the Costa Children’s Book Award in 2013.

Chris’s work for Macmillan includes the bestselling Ottoline books, The Emperor of Absurdia, and with Paul Stewart, the Muddle Earth books, the Scavenger series and the Blobheads.

Chris will be at the Brontë Parsonage Museum from 2.30pm to 4.30pm to lead the Everyone Can Draw workshop.

A spokesman said: “Chris, who has illustrated more than 150 books, believes that everyone can draw, and we’re thrilled to offer the perfect opportunity to learn from someone who has mastered his craft.

“All you need, according to Chris, is a notebook and a stub of a pencil, so sign up and join in with your notebook and pencil in hand.”

The two-hour workshop is devised especially for teenagers.

An Evening With Chris Riddle, “The Doodler”, will be in the Old School Room in Haworth at 6.30pm.

Chris will read from his work, answer questions from fans, demonstrate his illustrating, and sign books. Books will be on sale.

The second event is recommended for audiences aged eight and above.

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