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Festival of Australian Children's Literature, 2nd, Canberra, 2013

Showcase: The Second Annual Festival of Australian Children’s Literature

Showcase: the second annual festival of Australian Children's Literature 1 Oct - 15 Nov 2013

Join us for Showcase!


We’re celebrating writers, illustrators and publishers connected with Canberra and District who create children’s books


1 October – 15 November 2013


Various Canberra venues, including the University of Canberra, ACT Writers Centre, Libraries ACT, ALIA House and the National Library of Australia.


Just a sample, from many: Garth Nix, Morris Gleitzman, Jackie French, Nina Rycroft, Nick Bland, Emma Allen ...

Garth Nix Jackie FrenchMorris GleitzmanNina RycroftEmma AllenNick Bland Stephanie Owen ReederGina NewtonSusan HallNina PoulosVanessa Little Dyan Blacklock David Murphy Tania McCartneyCheryl Westenberg

Click on a picture above to read more about our distinguished authors, illustrators and others.

We aim to:

  • explore imaginative work for children created by Canberra and District writers, illustrators and publishers
  • inspire Canberra’s school, CIT and university students and the general community through creators’ talks, events, book signings & exhibitions
  • connect local authors and illustrators to each other, their community and their communities of interest
  • explore the imaginative process of creating books through exhibitions, talks and activities
  • exhibit unique original artworks and manuscripts by authors, illustrators and publishers from the Lu Rees Archives at the University of Canberra
  • profile the University of Canberra’s outstanding alumni - writers, illustrators and publishers

Download Our Flyer

Download our flyer in PDF format (306 Kb)

View Our Canberra Writers Presentation

Canberra has produced many writers and illustrators for children and young adults over the years. This slideshow is a small sample of their many jacket covers. We have included those who have been associated with Canberra and District or lived here at one time or another. Here you will discover familiar favourites and new titles too – enjoy!

See Our Presentation Here


Showcase is funded by the ACT Government's Festival Fund.

We wish to thank Penguin Books Australia, Allen & Unwin, HarperCollins Publishers Australia, The Scholastic Press and Working Title Press for their kind permission to publish the illustrations that appear on this site.

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