Bookings are now open for the adult program StoryArts Brisbane, being held at the State Library of Qld. There is an exciting program running 19-20 October.
The two day conference for writers, illustrators, teachers and librarians promotes excellence in children’s literature. Previously, the festival has been held in conjunction with the StoryArts Festival Ipswich. This year, the festival has been moved to the more central location of Brisbane.
Primary and Middle Years teachers will gain an insight into the stories behind some of our best book creators with ties to how literature supports aspects of the Australian Curriculum.
The festival aims to offer quality, affordable workshops and master classes and the opportunity to obtain feedback on pitches, manuscripts and portfolios. There will be key panel sessions with editors, agents, authors and illustrators and focused sessions with book creators.
Presenters are the book creators Mark Greenwood, Frané Lessac, Heath McKenzie, Sarah Davis and Lisa Shanahan, and agents Alex Adsett and Justine Barker and the publishers Clair Hume (Affirm Press), Susannah Chambers (Allen & Unwin), Emily Lighezzolo (Wombat Books and Rhiza Edge), Rowena Beresford (Yellow Brick Books).