If you would like to purchase an additional Workshop or Assessment ticket, our ticket box is NOW OPEN. But hurry...tickets won't last long!
The 2017 KidLitVic agenda is now released. Plan your day on May 20. Assessment and workshop bookings open Feb 13, 2017.Read More
We would love to give a huge shout-out to our sponsors, Paper Mate. Every KidLitVic Conference attendee will be receiving a very special gift in this year's KidLitVic- Meet the Publishers 2017 showbag!
KidLitVic aims to assist the careers of children's literary creators. In 2017 we will again offer two scholarships. Scholarships cover the cost of the $240 conference ticket, which will be refunded if you have already purchased your ticket.
In order to qualify for a scholarship you must have either an Australian Healthcare card or live in a regional centre or out of the state of Victoria.
Email email@example.com with the subject heading: 2017 Scholarship and in 25 words or less tell us why you should receive one of the two scholarships.
Applications close 6th February, 2017
We are feeling refreshed from our lovely end of year break and excited to be able to reveal who will be sitting in on our panels this year at KidLitVic on May 20. You may attend any of the panels as part of your all day conference ticket to KidLitVic. We are sure you are going to learn so much from these great industry professionals whether you are an established or emerging children's literary creator.
A full timetable of panels and workshops will be released at the end of January to help you plan your day.
Picture book panel
- Kimberley Bennett - Random House
- Susannah Chambers - Allen & Unwin
- Andrew Wilkins - Wilkins Farago
- Miriam Rosenbloom - Scribe
Chapter/Middle Grade panel
- Jane Pearson - Text
- Clare Forster - Curtis Brown
- Suzanne O'Sullivan - Hachette
- Paul Collins - Ford Street
Young Adult panel
- Marisa Pintado - Hardie Egmont
- Maryann Ballantyne - Black Dog
- Clair Hume - Affirm Press
- Elise Jones - Allen & Unwin
- Cristina Pase - Windy Hollow
- Sarah Mumme - Lake Press
- Melissa Keil - Five Mile Press
- Michelle Madden - Penguin
All week we have been teasing you with the news that next year, at KidLitVic we will be running a series of four workshops aimed at specific skills in children's publishing. They will run during the day and intertwined with the panels and assessments, (we are lucky to have a very clever member of our team who knows how to make all that work).
Bookings will open on Feb 13, 2017 and the workshops will cost $40 with a limit of 30 spots available to maximise your opportunity to ask questions, discuss ideas and share experiences.
In the meantime check out all the information here. The hardest thing is which one will you attend?
The line up for next year's conference will feature the best in Australian children's publishing. The list of representatives that will be feature on panels, present workshops and conduct assessments will be released soon. Don't miss out on your chance to meet the publishers in 2017.
It's only 7 weeks till Christmas....why not buy a loved one or yourself a ticket to KidLitVic 2017....it's the perfect Christmas gift. There are still places available but they won't last long!
"If you're serious about being involved in this industry you can't afford to miss this brilliant event!" Jackie Hosking (Australian Children's Author and Poet)