From the photo you can see it was a display of books and suitcases.
It is a collaboration between travelling writers from India and Australia where many books have been donated from Australia to India via a travelling library exhibition. Authors could have charged money for all the books, but they donated them to India for free!
It is a great concept as people in India can then access these Australian books – some about Australia – which are hard to get in India. At the exhibition there were also books from India. This helps in understanding different cultures.
You can find more information at http://www.thebookwallah.com/
Went to this at the State Library VIC on 24th August 2013.
Being a Reader… author… then an illustrator… and a publisher…
The author of this workshop was H.J Harper, who is an author from Melbourne who writes a series called Star League.
There was an Illustrator at this workshop whose name was Sue deGennaro who has illustrated The Tomorrow Book and The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas.
All I did was think of a title, write a story, illustrated it and got it published.
And then ACORNS came to be!!!
I enjoyed all of it but especially liked the illustrating because I love drawing.
Here is a pdf link to my book (please note it is a first draft as we did not have time to edit it).
Get the free adobe acrobat reader to read it.
I went to this workshop Saturday 1st September at ArtPlay.
Recommended age: 7-12yrs.
PS. Let me know what you think of the book via the comments below.