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Fremantle Press at 2016 AWESOME Festival

August 22, 2016

The 2016 AWESOME Festival is almost here and we are counting down the days! Running throughout the October school holidays, the festival celebrates the world of literature and arts. The program offers a vast array of workshops, seminars, panel discussions, family activities and free events. It is also a wonderful opportunity to meet Fremantle Press authors.

Brobot Book Launch

Join us at the State Library of Western Australia as we host a special book launch just for kids (and their grown-ups!). Meet author James Foley for a reading and Q&A session about his latest book, Brobot. The book’s main character, Sally Tinker of S. Tinker Inc., is the world’s foremost inventor under the age of twelve. She just knows she can build a better brother than the messy, smelly version she has. Her invention – Brobot – is fantastic, that is until the remote gets broken and Brobot careens out of control.

3.30 pm Friday 7 October (all ages)
State Library of Western Australia – 25 Francis Street, Perth

Storytime at the State Library

Meet four fantastic authors reading local stories. From a mysterious and unexpected parcel to a runaway sausage, and from a raucous day at the zoo to bushrangers’ gold – these stories will inspire and entertain.

10.30 am Monday 3 October: Deb Fitzpatrick reading At My Door (ages 6 to 8)
10.30 am Wednesday 5 October: Josh Earl reading A Sausage Went for a Walk (ages 3 to 5)
10.30 am Thursday 6 October: Chris Owen reading Pandamonia (ages 5 to 7)
10.30 am Friday 7 October: Jen Banyard reading Riddle Gully Secrets (ages 8 to 12)
State Library of Western Australia – 25 Francis Street, Perth
FREE! No bookings required

Comic Book Workshops with James Foley

Award-winning children’s illustrator James Foley is known for writing and illustrating picture books. His latest book is Brobot, a graphic novel for junior readers. In this workshop, James will guide you through the process of making your own story in a comic strip format. James’s workshops are in high demand, so be sure to book quickly to avoid disappointment!

Tuesday 4 October to Saturday 8 October
Session times 11.30 am and 1.30 pm (ages 8 to 12)
State Library of Western Australia – 25 Francis Street, Perth