Authors and Illustrators

The Literature Centre has worked with some of Australia’s most awarded and acclaimed Authors and Illustrators since we commenced in 2012.

Within our building, the Centre offers a two bedroom residence for Authors and Illustrators to stay with us while they conduct school sessions, and also while they create.  After all, some of our nation’s top picture books resulted in collaborations formed at our Centre between visiting Authors and Illustrators!  Something we are very proud to nurture and support.

There are a number of ways your students can meet, hear from, or workshop with an Author or Illustrator of children’s and young adult literature.



‘Meet the Author/Illustrator’ Sessions

These popular sessions are a fantastic way for your students to meet a published Author or Illustrator and hear about the process involved in creating their books, how their career began, and what book they will release next.

Duration: 1 hour session.

Suitable: Pre-Primary to Year 12.  Conducted by Author/Illustrator with assistance by Centre staff.

Cost: $9.00 per student.  Maximum 60 students. 

Two hour workshops also available at $18.00 per student.  Maximum 30 students.


EXCURSION POLICY GUIDELINES: The Literature Centre complies fully with the excursion policy guidelines of the WA Department of Education. For details regarding excursions to our Centre, please click on the attachment below.



Author/Illustrator In-Residence

This is a great opportunity whereby an Author or Illustrator will spend 1 day or multiple days working at your school.  The Centre’s Education Officers may also accompany the Author or Illustrator to assist with the running of the workshops.  Call us to discuss your requirements and we will tailor a suitable residency.

Duration: 1 or more days.

Suitable: Pre-Primary to Year 12.  Conducted by Author/Illustrator.

Cost: Please contact the Centre to discuss options.