The Wish Gatherers Book Launch

Join us to celebrate the launch of The Wish Gatherers, the second book in the Tales of the Turning Year series by author and artist Karin Celestine, featuring illustrations by bookseller Tamsin Rosewell. The online event with involve a reading from author Karin and an interview and discussion with Karin and illustrator Tamsin on the inspiration for the book, the illustration process and the folkloric elements in both.

Karin Celestine lives in a small house in Monmouth Wales. In their garden is a shed and in the shed is another world. The world of Celestine and the Hare. It is a place where kindness, mischief and beauty help people smile. Karin is an artist and author, who creates needle felted animals of charm and character, including the stars of their own delightful stop-motion animations and their series of children’s books published by Graffeg. Karin's joy in the natural world is also reflected in their sculptural copper pieces which complement their feltwork. Karin runs popular needle felting workshops, inspiring others to find their creative spirit and a membership club called the Tribe of Celestiner Chokliteers where kindness and mischief are the order of the day.

Tamsin Rosewell is an artist, historian, broadcaster and bookseller and hosted the Folk Show for Radio Warwickshire for three years. When she is not broadcasting, lecturing or painting Tamsin works for 50-year-old independent bookshop, Kenilworth Books as a bookseller and review writer. She works mainly in ink on canvas, and owns the most spectacular collection of inks and liquid pigments from all over the world. Tamsin is based in Kenilworth, Warwickshire.

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