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Term 3 'TLC News' - Such a HUGE term!

Posted 7 months ago by Webmaster

The Literature Centre's Term 3 Picture Book Exhibitions have been announced.  

Our TLC News brochure will arrive in your email inbox or if you've missed it take a look HERE  

Remember, only a limited number of TLC News brochures will now be printed and posted to schools in WA but you can access them any time on this website.


LITERATURE WORKSHOPS - For enquiries about Literature Workshops at our Centre utilising carefully curated Picture Book Exhibitions of original artwork, preliminaries, research materials and more, please contact us on phone 08 9430 6869 or email

For school excursion ideas in Term 3, 2019, we have 5 exciting picture book exhibitions planned for our galleries:

Queen Celine by Matt Shanks

Missing Marvin by Sue deGennaro

Mrs Millie's Painting by Matt Ottley

Jandamarra by Mark Greenwood and Terry Denton

The Dam by David Almond and Levi Pinfold

Link through for picture book information here.

If incursions are preferred at your school, please contact us about Literature Workshops using Travelling Picture Book Exhibitions. We have over 25 different Australian picture books to choose from, suitable for all year levels Pre-Primary to Year 12, which can be displayed and workshopped by our TLC Education Officers in schools (or libraries). Contact our Education Officers to discuss tailored incursions - phone 08 9430 6869 or email


NEW!  SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROFESSIONAL LEARNING - Our next Professional Learning session using Shaun Tan original art is on during the school holidays. Here's your chance to relax out of the busy school term and perhaps combine with a day out in Fremantle with your colleagues

Thursday 18 July, 2019   10.00am – 12.30pm

Art of a Master - Inspiration for Creative Writing.  Suitable for Year 6 to Year 12 English Teachers.

For all the details see page 2 of our TLC News Term 3 flyer HERE


THE SOUND OF PICTURE BOOKS - Announcing our new feature book at The Literature Centre for 2019 - Dumazi and the Big Yellow Lion by Valanga Khoza and Matt Ottley plus returning after rave reviews in 2018, we have The Incredible Freedom Machines by Kirli Saunders and Matt Ottley.

Don't miss this delightful, interactive experience of story, illustrations, music and drama by presenters Valanga Khoza, Kirli Saunders and Matt Ottley, along with musicians Alf Demasi from Yamaha Australia and the exquisite WASO string quintet.  As with previous years, tickets are $12 per student. Dates for schools to book at our Centre, suitable Years 1 to Years 6, include: 

10-13 September 2019 for Dumazi and the Big Yellow Lion

18 September 2019 for The Incredible Freedom Machines 

For all details, including how to book, please see our flyer for Fremantle performances - The Sound of Picture Books 2019

BUNBURY/BUSSELTON SCHOOLS!  Exciting news - we are pleased to announced two days of The Sound of Picture Books performances at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School - 16 and 17 September.  Book your school in to attend these engaging performances of literature and music.   For all details see our special Bunbury flyer HERE


CONFERENCE IS COMING! - Our 8th annual Celebrate Reading National Conference - The Inside Story on Quality Australian Literature for Children has also been announced!  Friday 1 to Saturday 2 November, 2019.  Registrations can be made any time via Eventbrite, or to click through to the flyer, featuring the exciting line-up of 8 Australian authors and illustrators - take a look HERE Be quick!  At last count we had 30 places left!