The Art of Children's Storytelling

Friday 19 October 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Where the Wild Things Are
Tickets $7.50
Tickets available until 19 October 2018 6:00 PM

Join Wild Things for a panel exploring the importance of picture books. Author-illustrator double-act, Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys, will be joined by doctor turned author Cherri Ryan and teacher-librarian and kids-lit blogger Megan Daley to explore all angles of the picture book. 

Davina Bell is a writer for young people of many ages, and a children’s book editor. Her award-winning and Notable picture books include Under the Love Umbrella, The Underwater Fancy-dress Parade, Oh Albert! and Hattie Helps Out. She is also the author of the Alice books in the best-selling Our Australian Girl series, the Lemonade Jones series. Having been a Senior Editor at Penguin Books, she now works on the children’s list at Affirm Press in Melbourne. 

Allison Colpoys is an award-winning book designer and illustrator, and a lover of pattern and typography. A previous Senior Designer at Penguin Books Australia, she now works in-house at Scribe Publications. Allison’s first illustrated picture book, The Underwater Fancy-dress Parade, won two Australian Book Design Awards, an Australian Book Industry Award, and has been shortlisted for the CBCA’s Crichton Award for the Best New Talent.

Cherri Ryan is an author who is inspired by the children and families she cared for as a family doctor in Australia for almost twenty years. When she is not writing, Cherri works in medical education, and enjoys helping organisations that help others. Cherri’s debut picture book, Spirit, follows a young girl with creativity, courage and sailing dreams. The stories she writes often feature children who are facing big odds, but by continuing to try, reaching out to others and believing in themselves, they somehow find a way through their challenges.

Megan Daley is a Teacher Librarian and blogs about all things literary, library and tech. She is passionate about children’s literature and sharing it with young and old alike. Megan was recently awarded the Qld Teacher Librarian of the Year by The School Library Association of Queensland. In late 2017 she was awarded the national Dromkeen Librarian's Award, presented at the State Library of Victoria.