It is going to be a busy month for Children's Authors and Illustrators around Brisbane. I know it will be for me, I will be attending my first writing conference in September, StoryArts Festival Ipswich, and will be attending many of the following events.
Here are some of the incredible events taking place in August and September, and you are not too late to book in for most of these:
And what an excuse to buy a new notebook, sketchbook, a pen and paints. Ooh yeah!
CBCA Dine with the stars!!
The Children's Book Council of Australia Qld Branch will be hosting a dinner. Dine with the stars! Ten authors and illustrators will be sharing your table. Stephen Axelsen, Chris Bongers, Steph Bowe, Peter Carnavas, Sherryl Clark, Tania Cox, Brian Falkner, Lucia Masciullo, James Moloney, and Judith Rossell.
Friday, August 16th 6pm - 9.30pm
Picture Book Workshop with Sherryl Clark
SCBWI in collaboration with Book Links Qld brings an exciting opportunity for creators interested in writing picture books. Suits developing writers and also more experienced authors wanting to access Sherryl's vast experience, skills and knowledge.
Sunday, August 18th 12 - 5pm
SCBWI Qld networking meeting: Gold Coast area
Saturday, August 24th
Write Links - Creating Kids' Books - Professional Development and Critique Group
Guests this month:
Pamela Rushby talks about how to pitch your book.
Mia Macrossan, Judge of the CBCA Awards shares Books of the Year Award insights.
The group started this year and meets monthly at the State Library Queensland to network. Hosted by Book Links Qld. For more information please contact Book Links Qld or contact me.
Saturday, August 31st 1pm
StoryArts Festival Ipswich - Festival of Children's Literature
There is a Children's Program and an Adult's Program. The Adult's program takes place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 13 - 14 September.
Not only is this a fantastic opportunity for writers and teachers this program also features several workshops with and for illustrators.
Workshops are available with: Margaret Hamilton, Alison Lester, Gus Gordon, Leila Rudge, Sarah Davis, Dee Huxley, Mike Spoor, Lucia Masciullo, Briony Stewart, Mark Carthew, Alison Lloyd, Carole Wilkinson, Meg McKinlay, Leila Rudge, Leonie Norrington, Meredith Costain, Maureen McCarthy, Tanya Batt.
There are still some spots available for your appointment with professional editors, Helen Chamberlin (Windy Hollow Books) and/ or Sue Whiting (Walker Books). But appointments are filling up fast.
September 9 - 17
Have I missed any events for children's authors and illustrators in August or September? Please let me know.
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