Peter Taylor, the multi-talented SCWBI Coordinator , Queensland chapter, and the Book Safari Coordinator, the inimitable Jenny Stubbs roped me in to help with the Book Safari tents at Woodlands. This was a first for me and proved to be an excellent networking and promotional activity. Opportunity abounded to talk to lots of teachers, students and other writers, illustrators, publishers and editors. In other words it was reading, hearing, viewing and doing STORIES, pretty much non stop!
Links: Another great blog on the Ipswich Festival of Children’s Literature –
Here is a pictorial overview from the days I was there – 2nd, 3rd and 5th of September. PHOTOGRAPHS: 1-3 Woodlands;
Woodlands, Ipswich from the approach road
The heritage listed Homestead with the Book Safari banner at the entrance
Why it is called Woodlands.
4-6 Editors, Presenters, Writers and more…
Kristina Schulz, UQP, Leonie Tyle, Random House, Dr. Robyn Sheahan-Bright
Julie Nickerson, Cheryl Gwyther, Dee White
Justin D'Ath's very unique book launch
7-9 Illustrators and workshops…
Behaving like Wild Things at the mask making workshop with Lee Fullarton
Lucia Masciullo shows us her new books x 2
Lachlan Creagh inspires us with his own brand of wild things
10-13 The nomads at their tents…
Peter Taylor,writer, illustrator, calligrapher and SCWBI coordinator
Author/illustrators, Helen Ross of Miss Helen Books and Lynelle Z. Westlake
Lynelle Z. Westlake using every spare minute to create!
J.R.Poulter + books, Peter Taylor not losing a moment in the background
Jenny Stubbs and Book Safari Coordinators in hand-painted, South African t-shirts designed for the festival
MS Readathon Tent
14 & 15 Jenny Stubbs and the Coordinating Team outside the Jacaranda Room; MS Readathon Tent
16 – 19 The people who keep the writers and illustrators viable – the amazing folk of the BOOK GARDEN!
Douglas Fussell, author and early childhood adviser
John Moffatt, Book Garden troubleshooter
Deb Zavelsky, owner and children's literature supporter
The Book Garden logo