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About StoryArts Brisbane


StoryArts Brisbane was held 19-20 October, 2019.  Over one hundred people attended across the two days.

The festival will be held again 16 – 17 October 2021 at The State Library of Queensland.

Confirmed presenters are:  Clair Hume (UQP), Marisa Pintado (Hardie Grant), Davina Bell (Allen & Unwin), Cheryl Bulow (The School Magazine), Justine Barker and Alex Adsett  (Literary agents), Sean Williams, Freya Blackwood, Rhiannon Wilde, Dr Robyn Sheahan Bright (Chair)


Book Links is proud to present StoryArts Brisbane. The inaugural festival was held at the State Library on the 19-20 October, 2019.

The two day conference for writers, illustrators, teachers and librarians promotes excellence in children’s literature.

Primary and Middle Years teachers will gain an insight into the stories behind some of our best book creators with ties to how literature supports aspects of the Australian Curriculum.

The festival aims to offer quality, affordable workshops and master classes and the opportunity to obtain feedback on pitches, manuscripts and portfolios. There will be key panel sessions with editors, agents, authors and illustrators and focused sessions with book creators.

This program is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.


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