Bendigo Library, Thursday 30th June, Winter school holidays:
Storytelling, Readings, Visual Art, Music, Book Chats and Costume Prizes! Dress as your most enchanting selves… 
Please register attendance here:
More info:
1) Afternoon storytelling & songs for 8-12 year-olds, 2pm – 3pm:
In between, enjoy illustrations by our cover artist Lorena Carrington, meet & greet, or snuggle with a book!
2) Evening (storytelling, readings, music, book chat) for grownups: 5:30pm – 6:30pm:
Special guests so far include Carmel Bird, Jenni Heinrich, Thang Dac Luong, Lorena Carrington and Louisa John-Krol

Come over to our Facebook event page and join us for the official launch of South of the Sun: Australian Fairy Tales for the 21st Century.

Friday 2nd July

6.30-7.30 pm

There will be readings from our authors and words from our illustrators and we will probably say something too…

We’d love you to celebrate the creation and creators in South of the Sun. You bring the Fizzy and we will bring the Fairy Tales.

Or click this link to register to join us on Zoom

Castlemaine Library in-person event:

Carmel Bird, Cate Kennedy, Sarah Hart and Lorena Carrington discuss fairy tales for grown-ups in contemporary Australia.

About this event

Celebrate the launch of this groundbreaking anthology with Carmel Bird, Cate Kennedy and Sarah Hart, in a panel chaired by Lorena Carrington, as they discuss fairy tales for grown-ups in contemporary Australia.

Suitable for ages 14+. 

Book sales and signings. 


Sat., 3 July 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am AEST

Castlemaine Library

212 Barker Street 

Castlemaine, VIC 3450

Thank you to the Bendigo Writers Festival 2021 for inviting our anthology contributors to participate in the festival

Once upon a time

  • Friday, 7 May 2021
  • 4:30 pm  5:30 pm
  • Capital Theatre50 View Street (map)


Who tells fairy stories? And who gets to listen? The tales handed down through the generations are worked and reworked by inventive writers and new stories are added to the store. What’s their lasting appeal and why have they been so necessary to different cultures? Eugen Bacon is joined by Claudia Barnett, Lorena Carrington and Sophie Masson to bring us up to date with the fairy world. We are also delighted to be celebrating with these authors the publication of South of the Sun: Australian Fairy Tales for the 21st Century.

Book Here

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