Blogging from the Ipswich Festival of Children’s Literature

Just gearing up for another exciting role in the world of children’s literature.

For the past month, I’ve been setting up the inaugural blog site for the Ipswich Festival of Children’s Literature in September, so as well as being the Writer-in-Residence for the 10 days of the Festival, I’m also the chief blogger.

Tatty Rat

My co-hosts are 10-year-old Paige Turner and Tatty Rat, who, I’m sure will have a ball and so will I!

We also have two Australian guest illustrators, Lucia Masciullo and Lynn Priestley.

Paige Turner

What more could a children’s author and passionate supporter of the children’s books publishing world want? A  fabulous festival with over 40 Australian authors and illustrators, giving an amazing array of workshops and author talks for children and adults (on the weekend’s Adult Program).

Workshops are held at various schools in the region, at the Ipswich Art Gallery and most in and the grounds of the historical house, Woodlands at Marburg.

Festival organiser, Jenny Stubbs is thrilled to announce that the Festival has been awarded an Australia Council funding grant as well as an Arts Queensland grant – how lucky are we in Australia to have such fabulous support from two levels of Government. Long may it last!

Hope to see you there at the Ipswich Festival of Children’s Literature from the 3rd – 14th September.

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