Tuesday, July 26

Two fabulous guest illustrators on board

Say a loud HI! to our blog's two guest illustrators, Lynn Priestley and Lucia Masciullo.

Lynn Priestley is a very good friend of my co-hosts, Paige Turner and Tatty Rat. Except for Moo Moo, her dog, Lynn loves nothing better than drawing and painting her appealing, childlike illustrations.
Her characters, whether animal or human, are delightful, intriguing, funny, endearing, sad, sometimes shy and sometimes full of attitude. She also loves writing stories.
 Check out Lynn's portfolio here.
Moo Moo
Lucia Masciullo grew up in Livorno, Tuscany surrounded by the smells of salt and rosemary. Now, she's a proud Aussie Permanent Resident. And we're thrilled to have her gorgeous 'flying book-boy' as our blog header!
Lucia's wonderful, whimsical  illustrations caught the eyes of Australia's top publishers and authors, and now children in Australia and all over the world enjoy her work.
Here are some: The Boy and the Toy (with Sonya Hartnett), Our Australian Girl series, Mr Wolf and the Ginger Cupcakes,  Family Forest (with Kim Kane) and others. Check out Lucia's portfolio here

Lucia wins a 2010 Aurealis Award for The Boy and the Toy
 Lynn and Lucia would love to hear from you!! 

Friday, July 8

Introducing your three blog hosts...

Welcome to Queensland's Ipswich Festival of Children's Literature blog  - written on site and around the grounds of historic Woodlands of Marburg, every day for 10 days of fun. 

Your roving reporters, Sheryl Gwyther, Paige Turner and Tatty Rat will be on hand to keep you up to date with Festival happenings as they happen!

Drop in and leave your comments!!!  We'll read them all - as long as we're not busy keeping Tatty Rat away from stray lunch boxes!

Historic Woodlands of Marburg - site of Festival 

Thursday, July 7


LAUNCH DATE:  3rd September 2011
The Ipswich Festival of Children’s Literature 2011- 
3 - 14 September   
Adult Program 9-11 September 
Free talks, performances, writing and illustration workshops for children at:
Woodlands of Marburg / Ipswich Art Gallery / Masonic Hall / Ipswich Library / CWA Hall

Meet Authors and Illustrators, buy books and have them signed

  • Free Festival launch for children – Saturday 3 September at D’Arcy Doyle Place 2.00pm
  • Free Public event with Andy Griffiths – Monday 5 September at Ipswich Girls Grammar 6.00pm
  • State Final of the CBCA Queensland Readers Cup - Tuesday 6 September at Ipswich International Hotel 5.00pm