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StoryArts Festival Ipswich Conference

Presented by the Ipswich District Teacher-Librarian Network

Target audiences: Teachers, librarians, authors, illustrators and children’s literature enthusiasts

Presenters: Nadia Wheatley, Valanga Khoza, Shamini Flint, Oliver Phommavanh, Tony Flowers, Tony Palmer, Ann James, Janeen Brian, Gregg Dreise, Matt Ottley, Danny Parker, Karen Tayleur, Lesley Reece, Archie Fusillo, Sophie Masson, Barry Jonsberg, Michael Bauer, Suzy Zail, Andrew Plant, Mark Greenwood, James Foley, Nina Rycroft, Pamela Rushby, Simone Calderwood (Cengage), Alan Edwards (School Magazine)

What to expect: Inspiring panels, workshops and keynotes with focuses on diversity in children’s literature, World War I, YA and picture books.


  • Many Story Treehouse Exhibition with illustrations by Terry Denton and local students
  • The Swap by Jan Ormerod and Andrew Joyner – explore the development of the book

Special events

  • Thursday night - Bookgig of James Moloney’sBridget presented by Fractal Theatre
  • Friday night- Michael Gerard Bauer’s Eric Vale, Epic Fail by THAT Production Company 
  • Festival dinner – Saturday night

Venues: Ipswich Civic Centre and Metro Hotel Ipswich




Earlier Event: September 3
MakerSpaces Workshop
Later Event: October 10
Andrew Churches in Cairns PD Event