Sunday 19 August 2018
The Warehouse - Fraser Street Clunes
Ailsa Wild is a writer, performer and community artist. She makes stories about characters who are vulnerable yet dogged, who find strength in adversity and hope in each other.
One of Australia's best-loved children's authors Ailsa grew up reading everything she could lay her hands on. "I loved Jo March writing stories and Nancy Blackett captaining her sailing ship. I loved Frodo as much as Sam did. I am a writer because of those characters. I want to make whole worlds and I want to give them to people."
Ailsa wrote Zobi and the Zoox which was shortlisted for the 2015 Environment Award for Children's Literature and is well known for The Squishy Taylor Series.
2pm Author Talk followed by a writing workshop and whip crackin' demonstration.