• Gabrielle Wang

    • Artist
    • Author
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Teachers, Parents
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Gabrielle’s stories are a blend of Chinese and Western culture with a touch of fantasy. Her books are about ghost hunters and enchanted gardens, hidden monasteries and fox spirits. They are about belonging and home and finding strength from within. Her latest books are The Wishbird and the Our Australian Girl Pearlie books. talks . . .

  • Coral Vass

    • Author
    • Storyteller
    Audience:
    Primary age, Pre-school age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Coral is a children’s author with a passion for storytelling. She had her first children’s picture book published in 2011. With bestsellers under her belt, her titles include The Great Bird Poo War, Goodnight Possum, Good Morning Possum, and The Hottest Dingo. Known as a writer of amusing rhyming text, Coral is an engaging and . . .

  • Mitch Vane

    • Artist
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age
    Format:
    Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Mitch works in a variety of mediums but her favourite is a good old-fashioned messy dip pen and India ink. She often collaborates with partner and The Age writer Danny Katz & they are best known for the YABBA Award-winning Little Lunch series (which was made into a mockumentary series by the ABC). Mitch has created . . .

  • Ian Trevaskis

    • Author
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Ian is an award-winning children’s author who writes picture story books, novels for older readers, short stories and feature articles for magazines. Ian also has over 40 years’ experience as a primary school teacher. Recently retired, he now writes full-time. He has over 20 years’ experience in presenting writing workshops . . .

  • Renee Treml

    • Artist
    • Author
    • Graphic novelist
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Renee writes and illustrates books for young children. Her titles include One Very Tired Wombat, Once I Heard a Little Wombat (2016 Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award; 2016 Environmental Award for Children’s Literature), and Ten Little Owls (CBCA Notable Book Early Childhood 2017). Her first graphic novel/illustrated mystery for middle . . .

  • Claire Saxby

    • Author
    • Poet
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
    Comments Off on Claire Saxby

    Claire Saxby writes fiction, non-fiction and poetry for children. She has more than 35 books in print with more in production. Her poetry appears in magazines, anthologies, on train walls and in museum resources. Claire’s most recent picture book is There Was an Old Sailor, a nautical take on an old . . .

  • Michael Salmon

    • Artist
    • Author
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age
    Format:
    Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Michael has been involved in graphics, children’s literature, TV and theatre since 1967. Michael’s many credits include his Alexander Bunyip show (ABC TV 1978-88), pantomimes, fabric and varied merchandise designs, toy and board-game invention and the writing and illustrating of 162 books for children. The ACT Government commissioned a bronze statue of . . .

  • Jeannette Rowe

    • Author
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Teachers, Parents, Pre-school age, Childcare, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Jeannette is one of Australia’s bestselling preschool authors and illustrators. She has sold over four million books worldwide, and is published throughout Australia and 25 other countries. Her books are available online in 15 different languages. Jeannette’s work as a writer has grown from a strong educational base and her . . .

  • Judith Rossell

    • Author
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Judith is a writer and illustrator. She is the author of the award-winning Stella Montgomery series: Withering-by-Sea, Wormwood Mire and Wakestone Hall. Judith has written over a dozen books and illustrated about 80. Her books include maze and puzzle books, picture books and novels, and have been published in more than 20 languages. Her most . . .

  • Matt Porter

    • Author
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Matt is passionate about sharing writing tips with students through fun and interactive activities. With 10 years of primary teaching experience he runs engaging sessions such as his ‘gameshow hour’ or a full classroom court case, both incorporating writing tips and activities. Matt wants to show his students that writing . . .

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