Kids Day Out

One of my favourite events on my Author calendar is the South Coast & Illawarra Children’s Book Council (SCICBC) Kid’s Day Out. The events alternate each year between two wonderful libraries – Thirroul and Dapto.

This year I was there with a stellar cast of local and local-ish children’s literary luminaries – Di Ellis, Lilli Pang, Oliver Phommavanh, Di Bates, Joy Cauduro, Jodie Wells-Slowgrove, Allison Tait, Sue Whiting and Marie Smith.

KDO Author Poster 2016

I had heaps of fun there – as I always do. This year I ran my Minecrafting a Story workshop for 8 – 12 years teaching story writing based on Minecraft game play. Thanks to the lovely Al Tait, author of the fabulous Mapmaker Chronicles (aren’t kid’s writer’s wonderful) for this tweet and pic of me looking puzzled. Must have been a tough question! I always get so involved I forget to take pictures.

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ut for once I did remember to take a few pictures – during my Make a Sad Dog Happy craft session based on Sad, The Dog. Here are some clever crafters with their happy dogs.


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It was a truly magical and successful day thanks to the hard work and dedication of the ISCCBC and the staff of Dapto Library and Ribbonwood Centre.

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