Upcoming events, January-March 2017

I’ve got bunch of workshops over the next three months, most of them free! But firstly, a public service announcement:

Please check my upcoming events page for updates to these and other events – sometimes new events are added at the last minute, or details can change.

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Jan 21 – Books From Your Backyard – FREE EVENT

I’m doing a free mini-workshop this school holidays!

Come to ‘Books From Your Backyard’ at the State Library of WA. I’ll be there along with 9 other local authors and illustrators – Frané Lessac, Gabriel Evans, Kelly Canby, Teena Raffa-Mulligan, Bec J. Smith, Cris Burne, Aska, Elaine Forrestal, Dianne Wolfer and Norman Jorgensen. We’re each hosting a little session, giving readings, and running fun activities for kids. And it’s all FREEEEEEE. My session is from 3-3:25pm, after which I’ll be signing copies of my latest book Brobot.

Please share this event far and wide – it’s open to all kids and their parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles (even your weird smelly Uncle Bob).

WHEN: Saturday January 21
EVENT TIMES: 10:30am – 4pm
MY SESSION TIME: 3:00pm – 3:25pm (followed by book signings)
WHERE: The Story Place, mezzanine floor, State Library of WA, Francis St Perth.
COST: free
BOOKINGS: not required
PROGRAM: click here.

Feb 23-26 – Perth Writers’ Festival sessions

I’m stoked to be presenting at PWF’s schools day and family day this year.

***NB: For school groups only.***
WHEN: Thursday February 23
TIME: 12:45pm – 1:30pm
WHERE: Dolphin Theatre,
University of WA, Crawley.
AGES: Years 1-3
COSTS: 1 session $7.50; 3 sessions (full day): $18
BOOKINGS: online via the PIAF website, or by phone: (08) 6488 5555

***NB: Limited spaces. Book tickets ASAP***
WHEN: Sunday February 26
TIME: 9:30am – 10:30am
WHERE: Fox Lecture Theatre, University of WA, Crawley.
COST: $12
BOOKINGS: online via the PIAF website, or by phone: (08) 6488 5555

WHEN: Sunday February 26
TIME: 12pm – 12:40pm
WHERE: Hacket Hall, University of WA, Crawley.
AGES: 6+
COST: free!
BOOKINGS: not required

I’ll also be part of the ‘Curated By Kids’ program on the Family Day (Feb 26th). I’m not sure exactly what that will entail yet – I might be interviewed, or I might participate in an illustrator duel, or I might be tarred and feathered … we’ll all find out on the day!

March 23-25:  ‘Between The Lines’ Literature Festival, Busselton

This festival is mostly for local schools in the Busselton region, but will also include a book signing at Dymocks Busselton on Saturday March 25th at 10am.

Follow their facebook page for more details.

March 25 – Cartooning workshop for kids,
Busselton Library

Join me for a hands-on introduction to the art of cartooning. Learn how to draw facial expressions and bodies, and create your own characters!

WHEN: Saturday March 25
TIME: 1pm – 2pm
WHERE: Busselton Library, Stanley St Busselton, WA.
AGES: 8-12yo
COST: free!
BOOKINGS: contact the library on (08) 9754 1588


And further on in the year, I’ll be at these events:

April: Armadale Writers Festival, WA (TBA)

May/June: Margaret River Writers’ Festival, WA (TBA)

June: HeARTlines Festival, Mundaring, WA (TBA)

June: Sydney/Melbourne tour (TBA)

Author: James Foley

James Foley makes children’s books for children who read books. If you’re a child and you’re eating his books, you’re doing it wrong. His books include Brobot, Dungzilla, Gastronauts, Chickensaurus, Toffle Towers, My Dead Bunny and There's Something Weird About Lena. James lives in Perth with his wife, 2 kids, and a labrador. He is a massive Marvel movie nerd and comes from a long line of queuing enthusiasts. Follow him on FB/twitter/insta/youtube @jamesfoleybooks, or at www.jamesfoley.com.au .

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