Morphing into Backyard Book Fair

See you there!

Our very active International Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, or SCBWI West as it is more commonly known, has come up with yet another good idea. On Saturday 2nd December ‘Books from Your Backyard’ will morph into the exciting new ‘Backyard Book Fair’.

This event will continue to showcase the work of local children’s authors and illustrators while maintaining the strong links already established with the State Library of Western Australia. Hopefully the new calendar slot – less than a month before Christmas – will encourage you to buy good books as Christmas presents for the children in your lives. Also the shorter, more punchy, fast-paced sessions will leave more time for the authors and illustrators to sign books and interact with individuals on a one-to-one basis. There will be morning and afternoon sessions, punctuated by the funny and entertaining ‘Illustrator’s Challenge’ in the Theatre, and a craft table where kids can make their own Christmas Tree decorations will be set up in the Foyer at the State Library. Don’t forget to collect your free cupcakes with morning tea.

We hope you can join us and make this a regular Christmas outing.

More information can be found at

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