Telling Tales in Balingup this weekend

I’ll be in Balingup this weekend (Sat 14th and Sun 15th July) for the Telling Tales Children’s Literature Festival.

Last year was my first time at the festival, and I was really impressed with the way the community runs it and gets behind it. It’s not that far a drive from Perth city – only an hour south-east of Bunbury – and well worth the visit.

Balingup
Me with Liev the Lion at last year’s Telling Tales

There’s a great lineup this year, including Sean E Avery, David Caddy, Deb Fitzpatrick, Elaine Forrestal, Gabriel Evans, Sonia Martenez and Chris Nixon.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Here’s a official blurb about the festival:

“Telling Tales in Balingup is an exciting children’s literacy and story telling event. the next event will be held on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July 2012. Held on the middle weekend of the July school holidays. The event is designed for primary school aged children 4yrs – 13yrs.

A host of published WA authors and illustrators will present interactive workshops throughout the weekend. A multiple of sessions are on offer at any given time so you can select a session which best suits you and your children. Children will also be able to learn the art of traditional book binding, and take home their very own book.

Adults can of course accompany the children to the workshops and enjoy a coffee in the cafés or browse the many interesting retail outlets. Balingup is renowned for its fabulous events and is sure to host a weekend worth attending.”

MORE INFO
For more info, check out the
Program
Kids Registration Form

I’ll be doing some talks and workshops on both Saturday and Sunday, talking about my new book In The Lion!

Hope to see you there.

Author: James Foley

James makes books for courageous kids. His books include 'The Amity Kids Adventures', 'In The Lion', 'The Last Viking'. A couple of these books have won awards. People have also bought copies, and for that he is grateful. His new book 'The Last Viking Returns' is out now. Follow James at www.facebook.com/jamesfoleyillustrations , @James_R_Foley on twitter and instagram or at www.jamesfoley.com.au

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