Events for September, October & November

It’s my busy time of the year. Between August and October I’m visiting lots of schools and libraries for private events, but I’m also running some public talks and workshops – including a public launch for my new book Brobot on October 7th as part of the Awesome Festival.

See below for all the details.

Sept 3 – children’s book illustration workshop (for adults)

'The Last Viking' (2011), A New Believer?

A 3 hour workshop for the City of South Perth’s 2016 Evolve development program.

WHEN: Saturday September 3, 10am-1pm.
WHERE: Halo Espresso, 82 Angelo St, South Perth.
COST: $30 + booking fee.
BOOKINGS: essential. Click here for bookings.

 

Sept 16 – how illustrations tell stories (for grades 7-12)

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I’m presenting 2 x 1-hour illustration workshops for high school students as part of the Rockingham Young Writers’ Festival.

WHEN: Friday September 16
TIMES: 12:30pm-1:30pm (grades 7-9);
1:45pm-2:45pm (grades 10-12).
WHERE: Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent St, Rockingham
COST: free. Book early to avoid disappointment.
BOOKINGS: essential. Click here for more info.

 

Sept 17 – children’s book illustration workshop (for adults)

'In The Lion' (2012), lion on the loose

A 90 minute workshop for delegates at the Rockingham Writers’ Convention.

WHEN: Saturday September 17, 9am-10:30am.
WHERE: Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent St, Rockingham
COST: convention registration starts at $70.
BOOKINGS: essential. Click here for more info.

 

Sept 28 – Zombie Animal Zoo workshop (for kids)

20160928 zombie animal zoo Pinjarra

Join me for a fun school holiday workshop. Learn how to draw your own zombie animal and make a collage illustration to take home.

WHEN: Wednesday September 28, 1pm-2pm.
WHERE: Murray Library, corner of Pinjarra Rd and Forrest St, Pinjarra WA
AGES: 8-12
COST: free
BOOKINGS: essential. Call 9531 7712 or email: librarys@murray.wa.gov.au

 

Oct 1-Dec 31 – ‘A Sausage Went for a Walk One Day’:
Fremantle Press 40th birthday illustration exhibition

20161001 sausageFremantle Press turns 40 this year, and to celebrate, the State Library is exhibiting original illustrations from the Press’s entire picture book program spanning 40 years, along with an interactive workshop on book-making. The exhibition will include some of my illustrations.

WHEN: Saturday October 1 – December 31.
WHERE: State Library of WA, Francis St, Perth. Click here for library opening hours.
AGES: all ages
COST: free
BOOKINGS: not required.

Oct 3 – Graphic novel workshop (for kids)

Brobot-final-pg-46-47This workshop is all about the skills you need to make graphic novels & comics. For upper primary students.  Supported by the Fellowship of Australian Writers WA (FAWWA), the Fremantle City Library and the Department of Culture and the Arts.

WHEN: Monday Oct 3rd, 9:30am-12noon.
WHERE: Fremantle City Library.
AGES: 7-12yo
COST: $30 FAWWA/WAWU members, $40 non-members.
BOOKINGS: essential. Click here to book.

Oct 4-14 – Creating Comics workshops (for kids):
part of the Awesome Festival

Brobot-final-pg-28-29-flatThe Awesome Festival (aka The Awesome International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things) is having me back this year to run kids’ art workshops. This time we’re looking at how to make our own comics.

WHEN:
Holiday workshops open to the public:
Tuesday Oct 4th – Saturday 8th;
11:30am-12:30pm or 1:30pm-2:30pm each day.
WHERE: State Library of WA, Francis St, Perth.
AGES: 9yo+
COST: $20.50 per child
BOOKINGS: essential. Book early to avoid disappointment.

 

Oct 7 – Brobot book launch

Brobot-3d-final-400pxThe Awesome Festival is helping me launch by brand new book, Brobot. It’s a graphic novel for younger readers, and I can’t wait to share it with you. Come to the launch where I’ll read you a bit of the book, get your input for some drawings, and answer all your questions about how books get made.

WHEN: Friday October 7, 3:30pm-5pm.
WHERE: The Place (mezzanine floor), State Library of WA, Francis St, Perth.
TICKET OPTIONS:
* 1 x ticket + 1 x copy of Brobot = $15.50
* 4 x tickets + 1 x copy of Brobot = $25.50
* Additional tickets, not including a copy of the book = $5.50
BOOKINGS: Essential. Book early to avoid disappointment.

 

Oct 16 – interview with children’s author/illustrator, Richard Roxburgh

20161016-Richard-RoxburghYes, that Richard Roxburgh. The star of the ABC TV series Rake has written and illustrated a children’s book called Artie and the Grime Wave. I’m going to ask him all about it this October.

WHEN: Sunday October 16, 4pm-6pm.
WHERE: The Place (mezzanine floor), State Library of WA, Francis St, Perth.
COST: $5, or $20 including a copy of the book.
BOOKINGS: essential. Click here for bookings.

 

Nov 6 – Subiaco Primary School Spring Fair

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I’ll be at Subi Primary’s Spring Fair in the Authors’ Corner, selling and signing copies of my books. I’m also running a mini-drawing session for kids from 2:30pm. My awesome writer/illustrator buddies Frané Lessac, Kylie Howarth and Kelly Canby will also be running sessions that afternoon (at 1:30pm, 3:20pm and 4:20pm respectively). Come say hi!

WHEN: Sunday November 6
SPRING FAIR TIMES: 12noon – 5pm
DRAWING SESSION TIME: 2:30pm-2:50pm.
WHERE: Subiaco Primary School, 271 Bagot Rd, Subiaco WA.
COST: free
BOOKINGS: not required

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

3 thoughts on “Events for September, October & November”

  1. hi James, i want to come to the Brobot launch & bring 2 kids, but I only want 1 copy of the book. Can I just book 1 ticket for the three of us (i will also add a donation) or do I have to book 3 tix?

    1. Excellent question, Clare – to be honest I don’t know how that works, the Awesome fest is organising that. If you give them a call on 08 9328 9666 they’ll be able to explain it. (I better call them too and find out!).

      1. Hi Clare, hopefully the Awesome Fest has already been in contact with you – the ticketing options have now changed to be more family-friendly.

        NEW TICKET OPTIONS:
        1x ticket + 1x copy of Brobot = $15.50
        4x tickets + 1x copy of Brobot = $25.50
        Additional tickets, not including a copy of the book = $5.50

        Hope to see you there 🙂

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