Jenny Hale,William Kostakis,Kate Forsyth,Susanne Gervay
Bookfeast was abuzz with balloons, kids, teachers and the cream of Australian children’s authors and illustrators.
Haberfield school librarian, Michael Fraser’s annual event is unique in uniting the community of Australian children’s authors and illustrators with their audiences in a celebration of literature and reading.
Keynote speakers were:-
Richard Harland award winning and best selling fantasy author
Sue Murray Australia’s leading youth playwright
Sarah Davis – awarded best new young illustrator by the CBCA for ‘Mending Lucille’
Duncan Ball, Australia’s much loved and multi award winning author of Selby the Talking Dog and Emily Eyefinger.
It was a FEAST of talent including
Gus Gordon illustrator – look out for brilliant picture book WENDY
William Kostakis author – YA novel ‘Loathing Lola’
Moya Simons author – series ‘Walk Right In Detective Agency’
Emma Quay illustrator – adorable picture book ‘Bear and Chook’
Sue Whiting author – kids favourite the Firefighters illustrated by Donna Rawlings
Kate Forsyth world wide fantasy author – brilliant series Chain of Charms
Deb Abela author delights with – Max Remy Super Spy
Jenny Hale and her debut fantasy series JATTA which is already a best seller
Chris Cheng editor of a new Poetry anthology that is receiving acclaim
and many more – Felicity Pulman, Vashti Farrer,David Mulligan,Libby Hathorn,Alan Baille,Patricia Bernard,Vicky Morrison ….
It’s truly a FEAST
Sue Whiting and Sarah Davis' picture book 'Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy'
Kate Forsyth,Vicky Morrison, Deborah Abela