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Saturday 20 July Theme – Children’s Books

ILLUSTRATIONS – Ocean Reeve

The management of illustrations and overseas illustrators for self and indie authors. What to know, what to expect, what it costs!


CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTHOR – Debz Pokai

Everyone has a story and wife/mother/police officer/debut author…Debz Pokai is no different. Debz will introduce the concept of her published work ‘The Rainbow Zoo’ and what it took to transition her mindset into authorship and the ‘why’ behind her creative expression.


THE ART ROOM – Susy Boyer (SPECIAL GUEST)

Trade Published author and illustrator, Susy Boyer has worked as a freelance illustrator and painter for 30yrs. She works from her home studio beside the beach in the Byron Shire. Susy also runs a studio & gallery called “The Art Room” on the Gold Coast where she lived for many years while raising her three sons. Here she regularly steps away from her own work to teach drawing to some wonderfully talented children, and to mentor young teenage artists.
Susy majored in Illustration and Design at The Qld College of Art, and after graduating spent five years working as a graphic designer for magazine publishers in Sydney and London. After some wonderful years as the Assistant Art Director of The Australian Women’s Weekly, a yearning for more drawing time led her to change to a full-time career in illustration. Susy loves working in publishing, especially children’s books and has illustrated more than 80 titles, from Picture Books to Readers for the educational market.


Fradgley Hall, Park Avenue, Burleigh Heads – 12.00 – 2.45 pm (NB new time!)

Fradgley Hall is located upstairs next to the Burleigh Heads Library.
There are two entrances: Park Avenue (next to Library entrance) – up the stairs, or at the back of the building, a pathway from Ocean Street – this is a ground level entrance.
Parking is available in the adjoining Council car park.

Regular Meeting Timetable

11.45 Doors open & Registration
12.00 Start!
12.15 Writing Skills
12.45 Workshop/Presentation
1.45 Afternoon Tea
2.00 Guest Presentation
2.30 Wrap Up & Networking
2.45 Close

$5.00 Members $10.00 Visitors

Includes Entry, Light refreshments, and Workshop
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