Cristy Burne

Author, editor, science writer

Coming events

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

 

10 November: Cristy Burne’s creative writing and invention workshop for kids

Venue: Victoria Park Library
Time: 4pm – 5.30pm
For six to 10 year olds   $3 non-refundable
Refreshments served from 4pm
Switch on your imagination for this funny and interactive workshop with children’s author and science writer Cristy Burne. Write, draw and invent. All materials provided.

Bookings are essential through the Town’s online event calendar Call 9373 5500 or email
vicparklibrary@vicpark.wa.gov.au

 

18 November: Merge Festival: On the couch

Venue: Civic Square, Booragoon

Time: 2pm

This session will focus on Children’s Literature, and is guaranteed to be entertaining and insightful. Book signings available. Limited places. Bookings required which includes a copy of your chosen book.
Authors: James Foley(Dungzilla) & Cristy Burne (To the Lighthouse)

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22 February to 26 February: Perth Writers Festival

Venue: UWA

 

 

 

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Past festival appearances

I love to run creative and inspiring workshops and talks for Children’s Book Week, National Science Week, school holidays, Writer-in-residences and more.

I’ve also appeared at:

2017 Ubud Writers and Readers Festival – Indonesia

2017 Telling Tales in Balingup – WA

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

 

Past events

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: 6.30pm
We’ll be launching The Cosmic Adventures of Alice and Bob, illustrated by the amazing Aska and published by the incredible team at CAASTRO, on the main stage at Astrofest.

If you love innovation, creativity and invention, you’re going to love Alice and Bob…

11 April: Secrets of the Universe @ Melville City Libraries

Time: 9.30 – 10.30 am and 12.00 – 1.00 pm
The Cosmic Adventures of Alice and Bob
is a brand new comic created by the talented team of Cristy Burne and Aska. Join Alice, Bob and Cristy Burne on an ambitious journey through space, time and hockey finals. Your head will spin with science, star gazing, the dark art of comic book creation and other secrets of the universe. The Cosmic Adventures of Alice and Bob has been produced in collaboration with CAASTRO, the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics. All participants will receive a copy of The Cosmic Adventures of Alice and Bob.Bookings through the Melville City Libraries.

12 April: Secrets of the Universe @ Melville City Libraries

Time: 9.30 – 10.30 am and 12.00 – 1.00 pm
The Cosmic Adventures of Alice and Bob is a brand new comic created by the talented team of Cristy Burne and Aska. Join Alice, Bob and Cristy Burne on an ambitious journey through space, time and hockey finals. Your head will spin with science, star gazing, the dark art of comic book creation and other secrets of the universe. The Cosmic Adventures of Alice and Bob has been produced in collaboration with CAASTRO, the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics. All participants will receive a copy of The Cosmic Adventures of Alice and Bob. Bookings through the Melville City Libraries.

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.

20 May to 21 June: heARTlines Festival of Children’s Literature and Book Illustration

View the festival programVenue: 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.

17 June: heARTlines Open Day

Open+Day+ImageVenue: 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…

 

 

24 June: Great Big Kids Book Readto-the-lighthouse-cover-small

Venue: State Library of WA
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!

8 and 9 July: Telling Tales in Balingup

Venue: Balingup Hall, Balingup
Come on down for a fantastic weekend of children’s writing and illustrating workshops in the beautiful town of Balingup!

22 July: Toys in the Park workshop fun

Venue: Toys in the Park toyshop, Victoria Park
What better place to be creative than a toyshop! Join me for a creative writing and drawing workshop in the coolest toyshop in town.

August/September: National Science Week, Children’s Book Week, and beyond!

Venues: Across Perth and WA
I’m appearing at libraries and schools throughout August and into September…hope to see you there!

 

5 October: AWESOME International Arts Festival

Ask your parents to grab you some tickets for an awesome nearly-hour of fun, celebrating the kid-style launch of To the Lighthouse, an adventure that could happen to you.

There’ll be a ferocious quokka oven mitt, some incredibly scary chip packets, and we’ll make some important (and not-so-sensible) decisions, like ‘would you rather eat twenty donuts in a minute, or have no donuts for a week?’

And I’ll share a sneak peek of a To the Lighthouse follow-up that I’m working on right now.

(Actually, I kinda sorta probably need some help with that bit, so bring your thinking caps, please!).

To the Lighthouse bike carrier.jpgWHEN: Thursday October 5
TIME: 3pm (50 minutes long)
WHERE: The Story Place, mezzanine floor, State Library of WA, Perth.
COST: $15.50 general admission + one copy of To the Lighthouse. $25.50 family of four + one copy of To the Lighthouse. $5.50 general admission (Inclusive of all fees and charges).
BOOKINGS: EssentialBook your tickets online (click the yellow BOOK NOW button, top-right) or call 9328 9666, or email ticketing@awesomearts.com.

25 October to 29 October: Ubud Writers and Readers Festival

Venue: Ubud, Indonesia
Five days of workshops, talks, panels and discussion as part of the 14th Ubud Writers and Readers Festival…and my first time in Bali!