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Tales from Telling Tales in Balingup

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I’m just back from the most fabulous weekend in the gorgeous town of Balingup. We had stunning weather for this year’s Telling Tales in Balingup Festival, and that was just icing on the cake for a super weekend.

Hundreds of people turned out for writing and illustration workshops, meet-the-author sessions, parades, pantomimes, gourmet pies, great coffee, loads of laughs, kite-making, book-reading and more. I ADORED IT!

Thank you to everyone who shared their ideas and read their work and chatted and laughed and bought my books. I appreciate it! Thanks to Timber Top Cottages for a log fire and stunning forest views. And special hats-off to the organising committee. You pulled together an A+ weekend of fun and literature and children’s books and lovely people. You rock!!


I got to be a sous chef for giggle-a-line children’s poet Chris Owen. I sat in on the most hilarious, poignant and floss-worthy author talk c/o multi-talented author Deb Fitzpatrick. I drank matcha latte with an incognito mouse. I shared a meal with my gorgeous cousin and her equally gorgeous family. I was blown away by kids’ ideas, stories and writing.

Also, I took a selfie with some chickens.

And I laughed a lot. Thanks to everyone who made it great! Thank you Balingup!

Author: cristyburne


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