School Program + COVID-19 School Workshop Offer

The Literature Centre has a range of workshops for students from Pre-Primary to Year 12 and professional learning workshops for teachers.

Authors and Illustrators

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 in 1993.

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.


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.  

Locally we work with 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, Brigid Lowry, Liliana Stafford and Katy Watson-Kell.


Duration: 1 or more days.

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

Cost: Please contact Natalya Simon from our Education team on with your request or query or phone the Centre on 08 9430 6869.