Art takes readers between the lines

Kiama Library's Michael Dalitz making a book sculpture, for a competition to be held in conjunction with Book Week. Picture: DAVID HALL

Kiama Library's Michael Dalitz making a book sculpture, for a competition to be held in conjunction with Book Week. Picture: DAVID HALL

TO CELEBRATE National Book Week, Kiama Library is running a special competition designed to inspire the artist within.

Residents are encouraged to get creative by slicing, dicing, folding and morphing an old book into a sculpture for their first Book Sculpture Competition.

Any book, within reason, can be entered into the competition.

Recreate a scene from your favourite book or just let your imagination roam free.

If you need some inspiration for your sculpture, you can attend a free workshop at the Library on Monday, June 23.

Residents of all ages are welcome to get involved, with three age categories: under 12, 12-18 and 18-plus. Prizes will be awarded in each category.

The theme for Book Week (August 16-22) is "Connect to reading - Reading to Connect," which aims to help people reconnect with literature.

"Connect to reading" is about enjoying the experience of exploring a story, and travelling to other worlds.

You can pick up an entry form at the front desk of the Kiama Library.

Entries must be in by 5.30pm on Monday, August 11.

Contact Kiama Library on 4233 1133 or library@kiama.nsw.gov.au.

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