September – Jackie French talks permaculture and chooks at Ipswich Central Library in conjunction with Friends of Ipswich Library from 5.30pm.
13 September – Conference at the Ipswich Civic Centre and nearby venues. Keynote speakers, Australian Children’s Laureate Alison Lester and picture book specialist Margaret Hamilton AM. Panel and workshops on illustration in children’s books with a range of illustrators. View the three exhibitions of illustration.
14-15 September – Program at Woodlands of Marburg – Talks, panels, writing and illustrating workshops, manuscript appraisals, Creating a picture book one day course with Margaret Hamilton and Dee Huxley
Entertainment – Saturday dinner
Audience – Teachers, teacher-librarians, librarians, emerging writers and illustrators, readers and anyone with an interest in children’s literature. It is an opportunity to mingle with writers and illustrators on an informal basis.
Friday – Ipswich Civic Centre, Corner of Limestone & Nicholas Streets, Ipswich (accessible by car and train)
Saturday – Woodlands of Marburg, Seminary Road, Marburg ( car access only) 45 mins from Brisbane on the Warrego Highway and 15 mins from Ipswich
Costs – Vary. Can be booked per session. Packages available including meals and accommodation at Woodlands of Marburg. Limited rooms available so book early. Alternative accommodation if you have transport is available at Marburg Showgrounds (camping) and Metro Hotel Ipswich International (close to Civic Centre). For other options check http://www.discoveripswich.com.au/
Accommodation offer – If you wish to stay at the Metro Hotel , book direct on www.MetroHotels.com.au and enter METRO123 in the booking code section to receive a further 10% discount on the Best Available rate of the day! terms and conditions apply.
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