Books From Your Backyard 2017

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Books From Your Backyard 2017
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Books From Your Backyard 2017 says
Come and listen to your favourite children’s book authors and illustrators read, perform and create drawings before your eyes!

Ten different creators from SCBWI Australia West (the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) will present at this FREE family fun day in 30 minute timeslots. Listen to one or stay for the whole day! You will be amazed by the local talent that we have in Western Australia.

Featuring local authors and illustrators Frané Lessac, Gabriel Evans, Kelly Canby, Teena Raffa-Mulligan, Bec J. Smith, Cris Burne, Aska, Elaine Forrestal, Dianne Wolfer, James Foley and Norman Jorgensen.

The event also includes an Illustrator Duel, in which illustrators battle it out as they draw their responses to a series of wacky prompts. This is heaps of fun for audience and participants alike.

Books will be for sale and all sessions will be followed by book signings at the signing table. There will also be an activity table where children not attending sessions can participate in a range of book-themed craft activities under parental supervision.


“The Story Place”, Mezzanine Floor (accessible via lift and stairs), State Library of Western Australia.

COST= $0 (FREE!)

All sessions are free and no bookings are required!


Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
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By: Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators - Australia West