August and September are usually the busiest time for children’s authors as far as school visits and other appearances are concerned. Here’s where I’ll be in the next couple of months, in case any of you want to come and say hi.
National Bookshop Day
I’ll be helping one of my local bookshops celebrate.
Fairfield Books, 117A Station St, Fairfield, Vic.
Sat 10 Aug 2-3 pm
There’ll be other authors throughout the day. Check the bookshop’s website for details.
Dragons of Melbourne Walks
During the Melbourne Writers Festival I am again conducting Dragon Walks around the city of Melbourne.
Let me open your eyes to the preponderance of dragons in Melbourne’s public spaces, from stone guardians to festive silken mascots. Along the way, I will share the mythology of these fantastic beasts and their abiding presence in storytelling. The walk finishes at the Chinese Museum and includes museum entry and afternoon tea.
Walks begin at the MWF Box Office, Federation Square and last for two hours.
Sat Aug 24, 12 pm
Adults $40, children $30
Sat Aug 31, 11 am
StoryArts Festival, Ipswich, Qld
Sat 14 Sep
Woodlands of Marburg, Seminary Rd, Marburg
I will be on the program of a two-day Writing and Illustration Workshop.
Alison Lloyd and I will be talking about writing fact and fiction. And I will finish up the day with a session about the secrets of how to become a writer.
See the full program here.
My sessions are:
11.30 am Fact or Fiction? with Alison Lloyd
4.10 pm The Writer’s Journey
Full day (including tea and lunch) $85
Single sessions $25
Note: this is an adult event