“Philosopher’s Stone” Illustrator to Hold Creative Writing Workshop

Old-school fans will remember Thomas Taylor’s iconic illustrations on the cover of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, drawn when he was a recent graduate from art school. Now, the accomplished author and illustrator is holding a creative writing workshop at Waterstones in Norwich tomorrow, May 29.

Taylor is celebrating the success of his latest children’s book, Malamander, a fantastical story of a mysterious sea creature, which has been named Waterstones children’s book of the month. The workshop will focus on creating your own monsters through drawing and writing exercises, something any Care of Magical Creatures student would enjoy.

Congratulations to Thomas Taylor on the honor! Any Norfolk fans with children should absolutely attend his free workshop tomorrow and pick up a copy of Malamander at their local bookstore.

Gayané Kaligian

Gayane has been writing about Harry Potter since the fourth grade, when she wrote her first five-paragraph essay on why Percy Weasley’s buffoonery could have led to Voldemort winning. These days, she’s still talking about the Weasley brothers, but it’s mostly about how overlooked Charlie is. In her free time, you can find her researching stunt choreography and geeking out over theater.