Friday, 26 August 2022

Author talks for Book Week

The pre-primary and year one students from Subiaco Primary School shuffled into the Children’s Room of Subiaco Library with their clipboards in their hands.

After a brief introduction, they were captivated by author and illustrator Briony Stewart’s energy as she engaged them with her array of playful sounds, big gestures and colourful slides on display.

Briony encouraged the students to use their imaginations and practice their creativity through interactive drawing games. She explained her creative process and showed the children how to use their imagination to immerse themselves in the stories you love.

She asked the children, “When you start having fun with things, you do it a lot. What happens when you do something a lot?”

The kids replied in unison, “You get really good at it.”

Briony is an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator who grew up in the City of Subiaco. She recently attended Subiaco Library as part of Book Week and ran a creative session focusing on using your imagination for local primary school students.

Her energetic voice, lively movements and playful expressions captured the children’s attention for a full hour.

She encouraged the budding young creatives to enter competitions like the Tim Winton Awards, which she entered and placed second when she was a child.

Subiaco Library run author talks, book clubs, story time, and interactive sessions for the whole family. To see what’s happening at the library this month, visit the City of Subiaco’s website.

Briony is one of the many award-winning authors who will be attending this year’s Scribblers Festival on Sunday 18 September as a part of the Family Weekend full of creative events.

“This will be my first time at Scribblers, and I’m really looking forward to it,” said Briony. “There’s a lot of excitement and a vibe of expectation being built around the whole festival. I can’t wait to be a part of it.”

Scribblers Festival is taking place in and around the Subiaco Arts Centre from Tuesday 13 to Sunday 18 September. You can learn more on the Scribblers Festival website.
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