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Feel Good Friday – Draw-along with Korky Paul

1 July @ 11:00 - 11:45 BST

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The energetic, interactive illustrator Korky Paul welcomes you to the Wonderful World of Winnie, Wilbur and Winnikins.

Korky manages to bring home the point that writing, reading, and drawing are things that are inherently meant to be fun and magical. In this fast-paced, fun-filled online workshop, Korky demonstrates how drawing is colourful, witty, and animated.


What you will need to participate in this workshop

You will need the following:

  • Pen/Pencil
  • Paper/Card



  • 2 mins – Intro and housekeeping from Lilly Brend-Fish, Events & Outreach Assistant (SoA)
  • 35 mins – Drawing a Winnikin or Winnie & Wilbur with Korky Paul
  • 10 mins – Q&A hosted by Lilly Brend-Fish / review of illustrations
  • 2 mins – Closing comments


Send us your questions in advance 

Please send any questions in advance to lbrendfish@societyofauthors.org with ‘Draw-along – Korky Paul’ in the subject header.


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Browse our virtual Bookshop.org store, featuring books by authors and speakers taking part in the SoA @ Home Festival. When you make a purchase using our affiliate links a percentage will go to the Authors’ Contingency Fund, providing hardship grants to authors in financial difficulty.


The line-up 


Korky Paul – Children’s illustrator

Korky Paul began his career in advertising before becoming an illustrator of children’s books, with studying Fine Arts at Durban Art School, South Africa and Film Animation at CalArts, California.

He is best known for illustrating the multi-million selling series, Winnie the Witch, published in over 44 languages with sales of 10 million.

Known only to himself as the ‘World’s Greatest Portrait Artist – and Dinosaur Drawer’, korky regularly visits schools promoting his passion for drawing and is one of the 20% hardcore elite still scribbling with Pen ‘n Ink on Paper.

Winner of Supporter of the Year for Summertown Stars Football Club. He is a patron of Pegasus Theatre, ARCh, Reading Quest and The Stratford Literary Festival.

Website: www.winnieandwilbur.com | Facebook: korky.paul | Pinterest: alleeartwitch/winnie-the-witch


Need to know 

Before the event

  • Once registered, we will send you a confirmation email with the Zoom link
  • If the confirmation email doesn’t arrive in your inbox, please check your junk /spam email folder
  • Please add events@societyofauthors.orgto your Safe Senders list so you receive our confirmation and reminder emails

During the event

  • This online event will take place on Zoom; you will have the option to be visible on screen but don’t have to, and you can ask questions via the chat box
  • This event will be recorded
  • Attendees have the option to turn on the live transcript option
  • This event is 45 minutes

After the event

  • Hashtag for this event: #SoAatHome
  • You’ll be able to catch the recording on our Vimeo channel



Book your place using the registration form below.

All SoA @ Home Feel Good Friday events are free but, if you can afford it, we recommend a minimum £5 donation to the Authors’ Contingency Fund to help us support authors facing financial hardship during the health crisis. DONATE HERE

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With at least 57% of authors facing financial losses during the pandemic, we have helped people struggling financially due to contractual, employment and event cancellations, others who have lost income due to illness, and others prevented from working because of caring responsibilities.

As the health crisis continues, applications for grants continue to come in, and our emergency funds are running low.

So, if you are in a position to help, please donate via the link below. If you are an author facing financial hardship, please click here to see if we can help.



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Our standard subscription rate is just £26.25 per quarter (£18.50 for students).

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  • Access to all our SoA @ Home Festival events for free
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1 July
11:00 - 11:45 BST
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