Upcoming Events

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Feb 24:  Perth Writers’ Week family day

It’s one of the most important dates in the WA kidlit calendar! Come down to UWA on Sunday Feb 24 and meet a bunch of awesome children’s authors and illustrators from across the country. Hear talks, join in activities and workshops, grab a feed from the food trucks – it’s always an awesome day.

For more info check out the Perth Writers’ Week website or download the full program.

I’ll be in two sessions:

Alfred’s War

I’ll chat to author Rachel Bin Salleh & illustrator Samantha Fry about their illustrated children’s book which confronts the lack of recognition given to Australian Indigenous servicemen returning from World War One.

TIME: 10am – 10:45am
No bookings required.

Telling Tall Tales with Words and Pictures

Children’s authors and illustrators Kelly Canby, Ian Mutch, Jessica Walton and me chat with Heather Zubek about why we can all have fun with words and pictures.

TIME: 11am – 11:45am
COST: free
No bookings required.

NB: We’ll have books for sale on the day in the Boffins Books Festival Bookshop marquee. Click here to view the collection and to buy online beforehand.


Feb 26:  Creating Creative Writers (for teachers/librarians)

Creating Creative Writers is a one-day PD conference on Tuesday Feb 26, which will bring together teachers, librarians and 21 children’s authors and illustrators to focus on fun, practical ways to develop enthusiastic, confident young writers and illustrators.

I’ll be chairing an illustrators panel with superstars Sarah Davis, Marjorie Crosby-Fairall and Liz Anelli!

The day also features Deb Abela, Sandy Fussell, Yvette Poshoglian, Tim Harris, Sue Whiting, Claire Saxby, Sally Murphy and Libby Hathorn. Full details and program here.

WHEN: Tuesday Feb 26th
TIMES: 9:00am-4:00pm
WHERE: State Library of NSW
COST: $250 per person (inc. lunch, morning & afternoon tea)
BOOKINGS: are open now at trybooking, but payment can be made up until Feb 20, 2019.
Use the code PayFeb2019 to register now and pay later.

NB: the day will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD.


9 thoughts on “Upcoming Events”

  1. We attended a workshop for homeschoolers today and it was awesome!! My 5 year old loves to create his own storybooks and now he wants to make a book and give it to his new hero – James Foley!! Thanks for your inspiration!

  2. Also in addition to my comment above, my 5 year old has now told me instead of being Iron Man or Spiderman when he grows up, he now wants to “work at the library and make books – like James Foley.” How amazing is that!

    1. That’s so nice to hear! Maybe he doesn’t have to give up being Iron Man or Spider-man though (maybe he could be a writer/illustrator as well as a superhero??)

      Thanks for the feedback Hayley!

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