Book an Author & Illustrator

The Literature Centre has worked with some of Australia’s most awarded and acclaimed Authors and Illustrators of books for children and young adults since we opened our doors.

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.  Your students can attend an Author/Illustrator workshop at our Centre or we'll arrange for them to come to your school where they will be 'in-residence.

Author and Illustrator Booking Service

How would you like an Australian author or illustrator to be in residence at your school or library? We can help! We can arrange for an Author or Illustrator will spend 1 day or multiple days working at your school or library. Call us to discuss your requirements and we will tailor a suitable residency.  

Locally we work with an experienced group of WA Authors and/or Illustrators:

Mark Greenwood, Frané Lessac, James Foley, Norman Jorgensen, AJ Betts, Meg McKinlay, Deb Fitzpatrick, Dianne Wolfer, Raewyn Caisley, Mike Speechley, Julia Lawrinson, Elaine Forrestal, Sally Murphy, Gabriel Evans, Holden Sheppard, Meg Caddy, Rebecca J Palmer, Kitty Black and more!

Of course, we check the availability of these presenters for you and guide you to secure a booking that best suits your needs and the dates available. 

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

Residence at School  or Library with an Author / Illustrator

Individual author/illustrator rates apply and GST may be applicable  (Contact our Education team for rates or a quote).

  • TLC charges an additional 15 % of the overall fee for admin and booking costs 
  • Travel applies at ALL author/illustrator residences at a rate of 80 cents per km from author/illustrator’s home to school and return. 
  • If residence falls over two or more days in a regional or rural location, cost for accommodation and meals to be paid for by the organising school.  In addition, a maximum $81 per diem will be charged if meals are not provided – based on ATO rates.   
  • Maximum student numbers to be discussed with individual author/illustrator.  
  • Number and duration of workshops to be discussed with author/illustrator
  • School to provide access to tea/coffee during breaks, and a light lunch if applicable. 
  • Special dietary requirements will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Our Education team is happy to assist with a quote. Please phone the Centre on 08 9430 6869 or send through your request below.

Send Your Enquiry

Exclusive Bookings with interstate Authors & Illustrators

We are now offering standalone bookings with our authors and illustrators in residence at your school. In addition to our local Western Australian artists, in 2023 you can now book our eastern state artists that are in residence at the Center. The following authors are available for school bookings, to find out more information on each artist click on their name to be taken to their website.

Kirsty Murray

8 May - 12 May

15 May - 19 May

If you are interested in booking our interstate author our Education team is happy to assist. Fill out the booking form below and we will be in touch with a quote and more information.