Corinne Fenton - How Stories Find Me

May 25, 2024

Tokyo Women's Plaza, 5-53-67 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001 Japan

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Corinne Fenton will talk about how she has come to write many of her true social history picture books and the stories behind them.

Corinne's stories are always about animals, ones that have left their footprints in the world and Corinne believes there are many more out there, waiting to be written. In this talk, Corinne will reveal how these stories find her.

She will also talk about how two of her books became themes for department store windows, a unique experience which has been a highlight of her writing career.

Join us at the Tokyo Women's Plaza to learn more about Corinne and her books.

This event is open to members and non-members.

Date & Time: May 25th, 6:00pm - 7:30pm


Members: 1,000 JPY

Non-members: 1,200 JPY

Monies will be collected at the door.

Corinne Fenton

Corinne has established a reputation for writing beautiful picture-book histories of animals whose lives have become legendary. Her award-winning books include: Lionel and Me, My Friend Tertius, Bob the Railway Dog, The Dog on the Tuckerbox and Queenie: One Elephant’s Story. Her titles Little Dog and the Christmas Wish and One Christmas Eve, were chosen as themes for the Myer Christmas Windows and in late 2020 she was asked to write a story for the 2020 Myer Christmas Windows, which were originally cancelled because of Covid. Almost all of Corinne’s stories, fiction or non-fiction, feature an animal as the main character. Corinne has been an Assistant Regional Adviser for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, a Judge for the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Competition and a Fellow of the May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust. Find out more about Corinne by visiting her website