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A Night With Our Stars: 20 West Australian authors and illustrators celebrate childrens books

Authors and illustrators in WA childrens book industry celebrateSee WA’s hottest writing talent for 2010, all in one place!

As well as being a great childrens book store, Westbooks hosts the annual Night With Our Stars extravaganza, celebrating West Australian writing and illustrating talent in the childrens book arena.

And guess what? This year some of that hot talent is me! Plus there’s heaps of other great names and titles on the line-up. Yippee!

So what are you waiting for?

Snap up your Night With Our Stars ticket and head on down to Westbooks for a night of fun and celebration. The evening promises to be terrific, with more than 20 authors and illustrators set to take the floor.

This year’s childrens book authors and illustrators include:Cristy Burne, James Caffey, Jenni Woodroffe, A Night With Our Stars at Westbooks

  • A.J. Betts
  • Cristy Burne
  • Raewyn Caisley
  • Deb Fitzpatrick
  • Elaine Forrestal
  • Mark Greenwood
  • Frané Lessac
  • Geoff Havel
  • Cheryl Kickett-Tucker
  • Mike Lefroy
  • Dave Luckett
  • Kate McCaffrey
  • Meg McKinlay
  • Shirley Marr
  • Shannon Melville
  • Lara Morgan
  • Sally Morgan
  • Sally Murphy
  • Jan Ramage
  • Ken Spillman
  • Michael Thompson

Want to attend? More details below:

When: Thursday 10 March 2011; 6:30 for 7:00 pm

Where: Westbooks Children’s Book Centre; 396 Millpoint Rd Victoria Park

How much: $20 CBCA Members $25 Non Members; drinks and nibbles provided

RSVP: Jenni Woodroffe (08 9367 4759) by Friday 4 March


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Perth Writers Festival and Writing WA: celebrating West Australian writers and illustrators

Authors Shirley-Marr Cristy-Burne Deb-Fitzpatrick

I meet the awesome Deb Fitzpatrick and Shirley Marr on the night (thanks to Shirley for the photo!)

Celebrating WA writers

The Perth Writers Festival pre-launch kicked off last night with the launch of the Natural Selection MMXI Art Exhibition, an awesome collection of 48 Western Australian writers and their most recent publications, put together by WritingWA and WA’s Literary Lions (thanks!).

And guess what? I was one of those authors…what a buzz. I hadn’t realised that was going to happen, so it was a lovely (strange?)  surprise to see larger-than-life myself staring back at myself.

Name-dropping authors!

There were heaps of great authors there and I can’t name them all (you’ll have to see the exhibition!) but the photo above was taken by Shirley Marr’s hubby (who I went to high school with!) and is of me with Deb Fitzpatrick (author of 90 Packets of Instant Noodles) and Shirley (author of Fury).

At the end of the night, when all the wine and nibblies had been hauled away, I was still there, chatting madly with brilliant childrens authors Meg McKinlay, Dianne Wolfer and Briony Stewart (who is appearing at the Perth Writers Festival Family Day right before my session).

Catch the exhibition or see us in the flesh 🙂

You can see the exhibition on the UWA campus – in the forecourt between the Octagon and Dolphin Theatres – from 4-7 March.

If you want to see these great authors in person, come along to the  Children Book Council’s A Night With Our Stars next week…

Till then, I’m off to the festival! Yee ha!