Events for May/June 2021

May 18: Make Your Own Story


It’s Library and Information Week so I’m joining the festivities at South Perth Library. 

Come along and learn all about how to illustrate and make your own stories come to life. 

DATE: May 18th, 2021
TIME: 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: South Perth Library, Cnr Sandgate St & South Tce, South Perth WA
AGES: 7yo+
COST: free
BOOKING: essential. Click here to reserve your place.

May 29-30: Scribblers Festival family weekend

Scribblers is an annual festival of literature and arts for young people in WA.

This year’s festival sees 26 children’s book authors, illustrators, and all around creatives (including me) meeting at a new venue, the Subiaco Arts Centre.

I’ve got a couple of sessions in the Schools Program that I’m super excited about … plus I’ll be part of the the festival’s Family Program on Saturday May 29 – Sunday 30. Brace yourself for a weekend packed with story battles, LEGO Masters, Book Doctors, Teen Podcasters, and more hands-on creativity than your hands can handle!

Here’s a quick list of my sessions on Sunday May 30th.

WORKSHOP: Drawing Dinosaurs

8yo +

TALK: Spooky Tales

Main Auditorium
Free – but bookings essential.


All ages
Free, no booking required

For more info and the full line-up, head to the Scribblers Festival family program page.

June 6-7: WA Day festival

I’m presenting at this year’s WA Day festival at Burswood Park:

  • on Sunday June 6 I’m on the main stage at 2pm, illustrating stories on the spot as suggested by you; (<- this one is cancelled now, apologies!)
  • on Monday June 7 I’ll be in the Paper Bird/Writing WA marquee at 12 noon for a joint session with fellow cartoonist and graphic novelist – the awesome, the amazing – Gavin Aung Than (this is still happening).

The event is free, no need to book – just come along.

And FYI: the Paper Bird/WritingWA marquee will have local authors and illustrators all day, both days, so stick around and enjoy the fantastic stories!

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 .

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