Susan Paris

Susan Paris has 25 years’ experience in publishing. She has edited the School Journal for fifteen years, producing more than 50 Journals. She has written Ready to Read titles and more than 40 chapter books for the educational market, both New Zealand and overseas.

With Kate De Goldi she commissioned and edited the best-selling anthologies of writing for children, Annual and Annual 2.

2022 festival session

Skinny Dip Poetry - Susan Paris & Kate De Goldi 

Susan Paris and Kate De Goldi are changing the landscape for young readers in New Zealand, as they curate fresh writing and illustration from some of New Zealand's top talent. The pair have followed on from the success of Annual and Annual 2 with Skinny Dip, an anthology of 36 school-inspired poems from 24 New Zealand poets, to reflect everyday experiences of Kiwi kids, from nits and crushes to rainy-day lunchtimes, through a range of poetic forms.

Learn what inspires these champions of young readers, and how they push boundaries to create bespoke books for a new generation. A session for teachers, writers, artists, parents, grandparents and poetry lovers.


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