Book Bash (SLV – Online) [Melbourne]
Book Bash (SLV - Online) [Melbourne]

Event Information


Thursday June 15, 2023
10:00 AM

Auslan Interpreter/s

Susan Emerson & Nay King

Language/ Cultural Consultant


Free but bookings required

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What if Andy Griffiths took over your morning literacy program . . .

Join us for State Library Victoria’s first annual Book Bash and stream some of the country’s biggest authors live into your classroom for a daily writing workshop!

On Tuesday 13 June, learn how to create memorable characters and bring them to life through awesome illustrations with best-selling author/illustrator Matt Cosgrove (Macca the Alpaca, Epic Fail Tales) and author/designer Eva Amores (Worst Week Ever).

On Wednesday 14 June, hear from Australian writing legend Andy Griffiths (the Just series, the Treehouse series) as he shares his storytelling secrets and tells some of the funniest and silliest jokes from his stories.

On Thursday 15 June, explore poetry writing with Melbourne University’s Poet in Residence Maxine Beneba Clarke (When We Say Black Lives Matter, Fashionista) as she brings back the acrostic poem with style.

These free, daily one-hour sessions will run online at 10am and stream live into your classroom over Zoom. Give your students the opportunity to learn from some spectacular Australian authors, ask all their burning writing questions, and win lots of books!

Book your spot in one, two or all three of the sessions now – spaces are limited! Please note: the Book Bash with Andy Griffiths session is now sold out. To be the first to hear about upcoming schools events, sign up to our quarterly Education News newsletter. Sign up now.

This event will be Auslan interpreted.

Have a question about Book Bash? Reach out to or phone 03 8664 7478 for further information.

About the authors

Andy Griffiths is one of Australia’s most popular children’s authors. He and illustrator Terry Denton have collaborated on more than 33 bestselling books since 1997, including the much-loved Treehouse series.

Maxine Beneba Clarke is an Australian poet and writer of Afro-Caribbean descent. She is the author of Carrying the World, Foreign Soil and The Hate Race, and has also written five books for children, including The Patchwork Bike and Wide Big World.

Matt Cosgrove is the best-selling author and illustrator of Macca the Alpaca, and lives in Sydney with his wife and two children.

Eva Amores is the co-author of the Worst Week Ever! series with husband, Matt Cosgrove. She has worked for the Sydney Opera House and the ABC. Eva was born in the Philippines and moved to Australia in high school. She likes shoes, travelling, and shoes.

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