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Event Details

  • Date:20 Aug 2024

  • Time:10:00am - 12:00pm

  • Location: Vision Australia, 454 Glenferrie Road , Kooyong, VIC

Event Description

With great excitement and boundless enthusiasm, the Vision Australia Library, in partnership with the Australian Children’s Laureate Foundation, invites our young readers to join award-winning children’s author, and the current Australian Children’s Laureate, Sally Rippin for a spectacular morning of creativity, laughter and storytelling.

Sally will take our younger Vision Australia clients on an amazing literary journey, guiding a small group of children through a creative writing workshop. Our attendees will spend their morning imagining fantastical worlds and hysterical characters, who venture on awe inspiring adventures. Sally will help mould all these ideas into a unique story, which we will produce in large print, braille, and audio for our budding authors.

This event is free and open to Vision Australia Library Members aged 7-12 years old.  Children are invited to bring along a sibling or friend to participate with them. The entire event will be held at Vision Australia 454 Glenferrie Road, Kooyong, 3144.

About Sally Rippin

Sally Rippin is Australia’s highest-selling female author, having written over 100 books for children and young adults. Sally’s award-winning books include the delightful picture book Come Over to My House, which explores the home lives of children and parents who are deaf or disabled. Billie B Brown and Hey Jack are hugely popular series across Australia and internationally, as is Sally’s marvellous School of Monsters series. Attendees will also get a sneak preview of a new School of Monsters book at the event!

Sally loves to write stories with heart and characters that resonate with children, parents, and teachers alike. She has been appointed Australian Children’s Laureate for 2024-2025, recognising her significant contribution to children’s literature. Her mantra is “All kids can be readers!"


To register your attendance, complete the registration form.

Please RSVP by Friday 9 August. 

Register now