Book an Adventure! Bruny Island children's literature festival in January

Book an Adventure! Bruny Island Children's Literature Festival

Thursday 15th January - Sunday 18th January



Book and Adventure! will bring together authors, illustrators, children and families in four action-packed days of writing and illustration workshops, craftwork, storytelling, drama, sand sculptures, music and dress ups at Adventure Bay.

It's not just for kids! The festival will feature a range of events for writers of all levels, including Children’s/YA Manuscript Assessments by Penguin Books for Young Readers, a Paths to Publishing Forum, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Fest, a Children’s Book and Craft Fair, a networking  breakfast and festival dinner. To find out more and to book, email

Of course, the festival is packed full of amazing events for children including Cartooning and Comics, Write and Illustrate Your Own Crazy Adventure, Viking Storytelling and Craft, and much, much more. Find the full program online here.

The Festival theme is 'Reading: your ticket to a lifetime of adventure' with featured books The Last Viking and The Last Viking Returns. Author, Norman Jorgensen, and illustrator, James Foley, will be keynote Vikings.


Position Vacant at the Tasmanian Writers' Centre!



The Tasmanian Writers’ Centre Business Manager 
The Writers’ Centre is a busy not-for-profit arts organisation engaged with writing and writers across a broad constituency. We are looking for someone to take on the role of Business Manager. You will need a high level of financial management and business expertise as well as a keen eye for management systems and new partnership opportunities.
Click here for more information.
Applications close Friday 23 January 2015.             



When I was a Boy in Sudan and When I was a Girl in Sudan

By Sarafino Enadio and Paskalina Eyio with Terry Whitebeach.

$15 each. Available from the Tasmanian Writers' Centre and good bookshops. Order form here.
Illustration: The Weaver Bird by Gay McKinnon
Sarafino Enadio's memoir A Little Peace is also available. Download an order form here. Cost $20 plus postage.