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Recent Events & Festival Presentations



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  • ASA New Member Night(Wheeler Centre)
  • Books go Walkabout talk - Islington UK / Mark Carthew Aust.
  • Mill Park PS visit
  • The Moose is Loose! Released
  • May Gibbs Children’s Literature Fellowship Brisbane / State Library of Qld
  • CYA Children’s and Young adult Writers and Illustrators conference Southbank Institute of Technology (TAFE)
  • East Gippsland Library Tour - Orbost, Bairnsdale Paynseville & Lakes Entrance- MARK CARTHEW & MIKE SPOOR (UK)
  • CBCA Book Week various schools
  • ASA Anniversary Celebration Abbotsford Convent 7.00pm
  • Devon Meadows PS
  • StoryArts Festival Ipswich (SAFI) (Previously known as The Ipswich Festival of Children's Literature)
  • Ballarat Library - Holiday session
  • ASA Anniversary Congress Sydney, Australian Maritime Museum.
  • Birmingham P.S.
  • Melbourne Library Service, Story Trail Picnic, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne.
  • Story time – Robinsons Bookshop Frankston.
  • Story time – Robinsons Bookshop Greensborough.
  • Belgrave Hts Christian School
  • ASA Christmas Party



  • Storylines: All Saints Literature Festival WA
  • The Big Read - Ballarat
  • Selected art from Witches Britches Itches and Twitches on display at Dromkeen
  • 2011 International Research Society for Children's Literature Congress, Brisbane, Australia
  • The 20th Biennial Congress of IRSCL will be held at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Theme: 'Fear and Safety in Children's Literature'
  • Children’s Book Week
  • National Children's Week Craigieburn Library
  • Bath Spa University UK, MA writing Presentation
  • National Association of Writer's in Education (NAWE), National Conference Northhampton
  • IBBY /NCRCL MA Poetry Conference University of Roehampton, UK


  • Seminar with Kathryn Duncan from Celapene Press ‘All for One, One for All – Collaboration in publishing’. The Wheeler Center, Bookings via Victorian Writers Center
  • Anglican Kindergarten Teachers Conference St Vincent’s Hospital Workshop session: ‘Moppity-mop & Poppity-pop!’
  • International Conference Writing for Young Readers - An International Conference on Writers of Children’s Books, Biography and Canon PH Bern, Institut Sekundarstufe 1, Switzerland. Paper and round table panel. 'Seeing the blue between: Children's writing in the margins'
  • 2010 Early Childhood Conference Together We Grow Kindergarten Parents Victoria (KPV) & Gowrie Centre Caulfield Race Course 3.00pm -Workshop session: ‘Zoom, zoom, zoom, we’re going to the moon!’
  • 9th International Conference of the Australasian Children's Literature Association for Research (ACLAR). , Wollongong University, N.S.W. Australia. Paper: 'One hand clapping? The impact of distribution practice on Australian children’s writers and their creative work.'
  • Children’s Book Week


  • Australian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP) Conference, Hamilton, NZ. - November 26-28th
  • Can You Keep a Secret? 7:30-9:00pm Talk and workshop with award winning children’s author Mark Carthew at the Imagined Worlds Story Centre, Waiheke Island, NZ. - November 24th
  • 11:00am The Gobbling Tree and other delights with Mark Carthew at the Imagined Worlds Story Centre, Waiheke Island, NZ (free event for children & adults) - November 22nd
  • Christchurch City Libraries, NZ - November 19th & 20th
  • New Zealand College of Early Childhood Education, Christchurch. - November 18th
  • Newts, Lutes and Bandicoots by Mark Carthew & Illustrated by Mike Spoor. Exciting NEW design / Hardback edition (IP Kidz) coming soon… - November 1st
  • Machino Supremo! Poems about machines by Janeen Brian & Mark Carthew, illustrated John Veeken (Celapene Press) - October 25th
  • Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network - Literature Festival, Ipswich, Qld. - August 31s- Sept 8th
  • Children’s Book Week (various events) - August 22nd-28th
  • Mark & Mike Spoor (UK) “Words & Pictures” Seminar @ Dromkeen NationalCentre for Picture Book Art, Riddles Creek, Victoria. - August 21st
  • Berwick P.S. Author-In-Residence. - July 27th-31st
  • (P.A.C.K.T.A.) Peninsula and Chelsea Kindergarten Teachers Association Conference,  Monash University, Frankston Campus. - July 17th
  • Exhibition of original art & sketches from Newts, Lutes and Bandicoots by Mark Carthew, illustrated by Mike Spoor published by Scholastic Press, at Dromkeen Museum and Gallery, Riddles Creek, Victoria.- July – Dec 2009 (Terms 3 & 4)
  • Mark’s and Gardner Gallery @ Secret Garden, Tamborine Mountain, Qld - Can You Keep a Secret? Book & CD celebration. - June 28th
  • Early Childhood Teachers Association (ECTA) Conference, Qld - June 27th
  • ACT Writers Centre, SCRIBBLE - Young Readers, Young Writers Festival, Canberra
  • Early Childhood Australia (ECA) NSW - Conference, SALT, Kingscliff, NSW.


  • Ballarat Catholic Education Library Network Dinner presentation The Turret Restaurant Ballarat, Oct. 30th 2008
  • Children’s Week activities & tour- Bega, Merimbula & Eden –NSW (for Bega Valley Shire Library) & Bairnsdale East Gippsland, Victoria.
  • Early Childhood Australia Biennial Conference Canberra October 3-6 2008
  • The Christchurch Writer’s Festival NZ - September 3rd & 4th 2008
  • Te Ta Tamariki Children’s Literature Trust Program NZ September 2nd
  • Melbourne Writer’s Festival School Program August 25th 2008
  • CBCA Victoria Family Fun Day Melbourne university, Hawthorn Campus. August 17th
  • NZRA New Zealand Reading Association Conference Bridges to Literacy July 7th 2008 Hamilton, New Zealand
  • All Saints Anglican School, LIVEWIRE Literature Festival, Qld June 15th -19th 2008
  • Voices On The Range Literature Festival, Toowoomba, Qld May 26-30th
  • Show & Tell Visual Literacy Conference Banton, Qld May 23rd
  • Poetry Feast, Ipswich Qld, May 20,21st 2008
  • STORYLINES - All Saints College Literature Festival, WA April 2nd - 4th 2008

2007 et al

  • SLAV – School Library Association Conference Melbourne, November 16th 2007
    Bairnsdale Family Fun Day workshops October 26 /27th 2007
  • Melbourne Writer’s Festival August 24 – Sept 2 2007
  • CBCA Book Week Celebration Day , Abbotsford Convent August 19th
  • Mockingbird bookstore, Mont Albert Vic, Book Week Activity Day August 18th
  • ALEA – Doing Literacy Conference, Serpill p.s. August 4th 2007
  • Warrnambool Fun4Kids Festival, July 7th & 8th 2007
  • Essence Conference, Drama Victoria - Melbourne University, November 23/24 2005
  • Ways of Reading Conference, School Library Association Of Victoria - Darebin Arts Centre November 18th 2005
  • BOOKFEAST 2005 – Fairfield Library Network September 8th, NSW
  • Rumble & Roar! & Play Fun! Australian Catholic University Sydney, Visual & Creative Arts PD Day, August 28th , 2004
  • Munch, Crunch, Zoom, Roar! Drama Victoria Melbourne University July 24th , More Than Just Words mini-conference.
  • VoiceWorks – Narrate, Entertain, Give Pleasure, Provoke , Rehearse - Moorooka State School & St Paul’s Grammar School QLD May 12th ,13th 2004
  • Learning About Talking K-6 – May 11th 2004 Pennant Hills Golf Club NSW
  • Penguin Primary Presentations – March 3RD 2004 Authors -Leigh Hobbs / Mark Carthew
  • Gippsland Early Year Conference (DE&T) – ‘Word Play & Play Fun!’
  • Monash University, Churchill & Lakes Entrance, Nov 17th & 18th 2003
  • Building the Base – Drama Victoria Conference Melbourne University Nov. 2002
  • Inspiring Innovation Conference – ‘Voices in the Wind’, Melbourne, July, 2002
  • The Sounds of Language – Sydney, NSW June, 2002
  • Drama Victoria Getting Engaged workshop, Melbourne University, June 2002
  • Early Years of Schooling Conference – Melbourne, June 13/14th & Nov 2001 Presentation – The Sounds of the Storyteller
  • Eastern Region Early Years Network Presentation – Heathmont East P.S
    Readers Theatre in the Early Years
  • Early Years of Schooling Conference – Melbourne, November 13/14th 2000
    Presentation – The Sounds of Language
  • ALEA Literacy Day Workshop – Serpell P.S., Sept 6th 2000
  • Early Years of Schooling Conference – Melbourne, June 4/5th 2000