• Jules and Pierre-Jacques Ober

    • Author
    • Model Maker
    • Photographer
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Teachers, Librarians
    Format:
    Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Pierre-Jacques and Jules Ober are a French/Australian creative duo who tell stories with photos of miniature figurines. Their first two books, The Good Son and Jacqueline – a soldier’s daughter have won prizes in Australia and France for their totally original visual style and their ability to entertain and move . . .

  • Anne Ryan

      Audience:
      Primary age, Adults, Pre-school age, Childcare, Tertiary age
      Format:
      Talks, Workshops
      Home state:
      Victoria (VIC)
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      Anne Ryan is an author, illustrator, artist and art educator living in Melbourne. Through school visits, artist in residence programs, workshops and Visual Arts specialist teaching, she has enjoyed sharing her creative processes and storytelling with young children for many years. As an author/illustrator, her first picture book was Unforeseen . . .

    • Karen Erasmus

      • Illustrator
      Audience:
      Primary age, Secondary age
      Format:
      Talks, Workshops
      Home state:
      Victoria (VIC)
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      Originally from the UK, Karen lives on the south coast of Melbourne with her three children, husband, dogs and chickens. She has illustrated many children’s pictures books for a range of Australian publishers over the past ten years, and is a qualified, experienced teacher. She strives for life and freedom . . .

    • Brenda Gurr

        Audience:
        Primary age, Pre-school age
        Format:
        Talks, Workshops, Presentations
        Home state:
        Victoria (VIC)
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        Brenda is an author and accredited editor.  Brenda is the author of numerous children’s books, ranging from picture books to middle-grade titles. The first book in her junior fiction series, The Fabulous Cakes of Zinnia Jakes, was published in early 2020. She works as an editor at Red Paper Kite . . .

      • Kylie Covark

        • Author
        • Poet
        Audience:
        Primary age, Adults, Pre-school age
        Format:
        Talks, Workshops, Presentations
        Home state:
        South Australia (SA)
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        Kylie is a poet, children’s author, and educator. Kylie is an inaugural recipient of a mentorship through Raising Literacy Australia’s Emerging Author and Illustrator Mentoring Project and is an advocate for childhood literacy. She has been awarded first prize in the CYA Conference Picture Book Competition (Aspiring) and the Writers Unleashed Picture Book Writing Competition. Her forthcoming . . .

      • Nadia King

        • Author
        Audience:
        Primary age, Secondary age, All ages
        Home state:
        Western Australia (WA)
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        Nadia L King is a children’s author and award-winning short story writer. Her picture book, Claire Malone Changes the World, encourages children to advocate for a better world. Her YA novel, Jenna’s Truth, shines a light on cyberbullying. Nadia is an enthusiastic, inspiring speaker. She believes we all have the . . .

      • Robert Favretto

        • Author
        Audience:
        Primary age
        Format:
        Talks, Workshops
        Home state:
        Victoria (VIC)
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        Robert is a Melbourne-based writer of junior fiction and picture books. While working as a primary school teacher, he began making up stories for his students and was inspired to become an author. His books focus on humour and wordplay – making reading enjoyable and rewarding for young readers. His . . .

      • Ingrid Laguna

        • Author
        Audience:
        Primary age, Secondary age, Teachers, Librarians
        Home state:
        Victoria (VIC)
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        Ingrid Laguna is a dynamic and engaging author, educator, musician. She lives in Melbourne and teaches English to children and adults from all over the world, many of whom have refugee backgrounds. Songbird is her second book. TALKS AND WORKSHOPS Students will be scaffolded and prompted to explore themes of . . .

      • Cath Crowley

        • Author
        Audience:
        Primary age, Secondary age
        Format:
        Talks, Workshops, Professional development
        Home state:
        Victoria (VIC)
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        Cath Crowley is an award-winning author of young adult fiction. Her novels include The Gracie Faltrain trilogy, Chasing Charlie Duskin, Graffiti Moon, Words in Deep Blue and Take Three Girls (co-written with Fiona Wood and Simmone Howell). talks and workshops Cath has taught creative writing across Australia and overseas and . . .

      • Lian Tanner

        • Author
        Audience:
        Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Teachers
        Format:
        Talks, Workshops
        Home state:
        Tasmania (TAS)
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        Lian writes exciting children’s fantasy adventure novels, including the best-selling Keepers Trilogy and her new series, The Rogues. Lian has been dynamited while scuba diving and arrested while busking. She once spent a week in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, hunting for a Japanese soldier left over from the . . .

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