Saturday, September 24, 2011

Back in town

Aki and I arrived back in Melbourne last night after a whirlwind tour of Victoria and NSW talking about all things Billie B Brown to hundreds of very excited primary students. As it turns out, Aki looks remarkably like Billie so for all the youngest kids hoping to see the actual Billie, Aki fulfilled that need quite nicely. Plus she can draw up a storm. We had so much fun. I hope we can tour together again one day.
Today the lovely Sue DeGennaro and I will be doing a couple of sessions on picture books at The Thousand Words Festival at the Northcote Town Hall at 11.30 and 12.30. It should be a great festival this year.
Then Monday - don't forget! - it's the once only production of the animated versions of The Rainbirds and The Night Garden at the Melbourne Recital Centre. I have seen a preview of the show and it is really something quite magical and would be a beautiful thing to do on the first Monday of the school holidays with your littlies. Tickets are still available. Happy holidays!


  1. Hi Sally,
    Sorry I missed you at The Ipswich Children's Literary Festival. I really wanted to attend and there was a brilliant line up authors, including youself :) There's always so many great festivals at this time of year. I don't know how authors and presenters manage to visit so many festivals and meet so many children. It must be a mixture of sleep deprivation, adrenline,and those big smiles that make you feel like a rockstar.

    All the best with the production of The Rainbirds and The Night Garden. How exciting for you!

  2. Thanks Renee,
    It would have been lovely to meet you, too. Yes, it has been a very busy time. Quite enjoying the slower pace now I must say!
    The Rainbirds production was stunning. We are hoping it might tour so fingers crossed!