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Writers Weekend

Telling Tales

With James Foley, Kylie Howarth & Rebecca M Newman

Telling Tales Sat 24 Feb Discovery Lounge, State Library of Western Australia $25
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Sat 24 Feb at Discovery Lounge, State Library of Western Australia, from $25

Presented in association with Writing WA

The creative minds of James Foley (Secret Agent Mole), Kylie Howarth (Crocs Stole My Socks) and Rebecca M Newman (Right Way Down) come together for an exhilarating conversation hosted by Writing WA Chair Lesley Reece AM. Join these writers and illustrators as they delve into the secrets of crafting engaging stories for young minds and celebrate the wonders of storytelling.

James Foley

James makes children’s books for children who read books. If you’re a child and you’re eating his books, you’re doing it wrong. James writes and draws; he gives talks and runs workshops. He tells dad jokes. Legend says James can grow a beard in an afternoon. He lives in Perth with his wife Renae, their two kids, and a labrador called Frankie. He is a massive Marvel movie nerd and comes from a long line of queuing enthusiasts.

Kylie Howarth

Kylie is an award-winning, internationally published children’s book author-illustrator from Western Australia. She is also part fish! Kylie has swum with whale sharks, manta rays and humpback whales in Ningaloo, piranha and pink dolphins in the Amazon, braved scuba diving with lionfish in Egypt, marine iguanas and hammerhead sharks in the Galapagos Islands and encountered great white sharks in South Africa!

Kylie not only draws inspiration from her underwater travels but also her own two fish-kids who are ocean explorers too. The textures in Kylie’s book illustrations are created during their backyard art sessions.

Kylie recently won the WAYRBA Hoffman award and KOALA Honour award. She has been shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier’s Writers Fellowship, SCBWI Australian Picture Book Illustrators Award, CBCA Book of the year awards, WAYRBA and the YABBA awards.

Rebecca M Newman

Rebecca is a children’s poet and flash fiction author. Her poetry has been published in The School Magazine (NSW Department of Education), a children’s poetry anthology (Bloomsbury, UK) and exhibited at Paper Bird Books and Art in Fremantle, Western Australia. Her flash fiction for adults has been shortlisted in competitions and published in anthologies (Night Parrot Press) in Western Australia.

Rebecca has experience presenting to primary school groups about writing poetry and choral speaking (performing poetry as a group). When she's not writing, Rebecca is the editor at Alphabet Soup’s website

Time & Location

Sat 24 Feb

10am Discovery Lounge, State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis St, Northbridge / Yandilup



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