Cristy Burne

Science writer, children's author, editor

Coming events

Here’s where I’ll be appearing over the next little while…

21 Jan: Books from your Backyard @ State Library of WA

Time: 10:30 am – 4:00 pm (but I’ll be on at 1.30 pm)
FREE family fun day at the State Library of Western Australia. No bookings required.

18 March: Astrofest

Time: TBA
Watch this space, because we’ll be launching a new book, illustrated by the amazing Aska and published by the incredible team at CAASTRO. If you love innovation, creativity and invention, you’re going to love Alice and Bob…

13 April: Invention convention @ Amherst Village Library

Time: 3.30 pm-5 pm
Come flex your creativity skills! Join the Junior Book Club for a session of inventing and have a load of fun. Bookings through the Amherst Village Library.

19 May to 25 June: heARTlines Festival of Children’s Literature and Book Illustration

Venue: Midland Junction Arts Centre
I’m once again curating the heARTlines festival, so be prepared for six weeks of inspiration and literary talent to hit Perth’s hills. There’ll be workshops, talks, opportunities to meet WA authors and illustrators, and of course, the amazing and FREE heARTlines Children’s Literature and Book Illustration exhibition.

14 June: Book launch: To The Lighthouse

I’ll be launching my latest book, To The Lighthouse, published by Fremantle Press, and I won’t be alone. Five books are being launched at this event, in a spectacular display of talent and creativity and all-round good times. Be sure to come along!

17 June: heARTlines Open Day

Venue: Midland Junction Arts Centre
I’ll be giving FREE tours of the heARTlines Children’s Literature and Book Illustration exhibition throughout the day. There’ll also be talks, workshops and more…

Previous events

As well as lots of lovely workshops and talks for Children’s Book Week, National Science Week, school holidays and Writer-in-residences, I’ve also appeared at:

2016 Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival – UAE

2015 The Asian Festival of Children’s Content – Singapore

2011 Perth Writer’s Festival – WA

2013 Words Go Round Festival – Singapore

2011 All Saints Literature Festival – WA

2011 Gross National Cool Conference – Hyogo Prefectural Cultural Centre, WA

2010 Perth Writer’s Festival – WA


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