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  • 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

    Sun 15 Oct, 2017

    Once again, I’m very honoured to be a nominee for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. So many of my favourite children’s authors are featured on the list that I feel thrilled and very humbled to see my name in the company of writers that I have long admired.

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  • Vote ‘yes’ for the sake of all our children

    Wed 13 Sep, 2017

    If you are considering a ‘no’ vote in the plebiscite on gay marriage, imagine walking into an average Australian classroom – hypothetically, 25-30 small children. In that room there are, statistically, at least three children (11%) who cannot be party to the story you are about to tell them. Here is the story you will…

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  • Singapore!

    Mon 8 May, 2017

    Next week I’ll be in Singapore, visiting both Dulwich College and the Australian International School as well as attending the Asian Festival of Children’s Content.  It’s been a few years since I’ve last spent more than a day in Singapore and I’m looking forward to its heat and magic.

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Kirsty is an Australian author of books for children and young adults.

“Books are windows into other ways of being.”

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  • 5th March - 15th March
    Writer in Residence - Methodist Ladies College
    MLC - Kew
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  • Tuesday, 20th March
    CBCA Victorian Branch - Clayton's Night, 6.00 - 10.00 pm
    Trinity Grammar, Kew
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  • Monday. 26th March
    Year 8 Talks - The Year it all Ended, All day
    Haileybury Campuses, Berwick & West Melbourne
  • Saturday & Sunday, 7/8th April
    The Literature Centre's 25th Birthday Party, Saturday Evening, All Day Sunday!
    Old Fremantle Prison Hospital, corner Hampton Rd and Knutsford St (see gate) Fremantle, Western Australia
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  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 10th-12th April
    Story Camp!, 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
    State Library of Victoria
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