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Brunswick Village Publisher - A Kids Book Publishing Workshop

Tell your own story, create illustrations and be published by the Brunswick Village Publisher – into your own fabulous mini-book. Author Ailsa Wild will support you on your journey to publication.

Ailsa Wild was a professional acrobat and whip-cracker who ran away from the circus to become a writer. She is now an author, performer and community artist with a history of deep collaboration. Ailsa has written two junior fiction series: ‘Squishy Taylor’ and ‘The Naughtiest Pixie’ both full of cheekiness and adventure (Hardie Grant Children’s Books).

She is the lead writer of Small Friends Books (CSIRO Publishing and Scale Free Network) where she works with microbiologists, virologists and other scientists to translate complex science into compelling illustrated narrative picture-books.

Of these ‘Zobi and the Zoox – a story of coral bleaching’ was the first ever children’s book to win the Royal Zoological Society of NSW Whitely Medal.

Her collaboration, the science-based YA graphic novel The Invisible War (Scale Free Network, 2016) was a CBCA notable and won several awards.

This event is FREE- but tickets are required. A children's workshop activity part of Merri-bek Family Festival

The Merri-bek Family Festival acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people as the traditional custodians of the lands and waterways now known as Brunswick. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and to all First Nations Communities. This event has been proudly supported by Merri-bek City Council through the Flourish: Arts Recovery Grant Program. And through the State Government's Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions' SME Program


Merri-bek Family Festival
Jeff Achtem, Producer
Phone: 9389 8600

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