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Booked Out morning tea the other day - late welcome for new staff members Nat and Lora and celebrating 4 November birthd...
27/11/2023

Booked Out morning tea the other day - late welcome for new staff members Nat and Lora and celebrating 4 November birthdays!

Congratulations to Kirli Saunders, Dub Leffler and Jess McGeachin for being shortlisted for the Wilderness Society's 202...
08/06/2023

Congratulations to Kirli Saunders, Dub Leffler and Jess McGeachin for being shortlisted for the Wilderness Society's 2023 Children's Literature Awards! 🍃🐨🌳🦘

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Congratulations to all of the talented authors and illustrators shortlisted for the 2023 KOALA awards! 👏Swipe to see eac...
01/06/2023

Congratulations to all of the talented authors and illustrators shortlisted for the 2023 KOALA awards! 👏

Swipe to see each category featuring many of our fantastic speakers ➡️➡️

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We are excited to welcome Anna Fienberg to Booked Out!Anna Fienberg’s favourite subjects are words and stories – reading...
25/05/2023

We are excited to welcome Anna Fienberg to Booked Out!

Anna Fienberg’s favourite subjects are words and stories – reading them, writing them, sharing them. As she spills the secrets behind her books, she encourages her audience to search their own lives for ideas, helping them tap into the imaginative possibilities of everyday life. Interactive and inspiring, she offers inside knowledge into the book world while expanding and enriching students’ own creative powers. Her passion for books is infectious!

To make an enquiry about booking Anna, head to the link in our bio and visit our website.

A massive congratulations to Tristan Bancks whose book Two Wolves has reached 100,000 copies sold. What an incredible mi...
11/05/2023

A massive congratulations to Tristan Bancks whose book Two Wolves has reached 100,000 copies sold. What an incredible milestone! Tristan will be in Sydney from July 31-August 4 and September 11-15. For your last chance to get an in-person visit with Tristan, contact us at [email protected] or 03 9824 0177

The Sorrento Writers Festival was a great success! Congratulations to Festival Director Corrie Perkin  who did a wonderf...
04/05/2023

The Sorrento Writers Festival was a great success! Congratulations to Festival Director Corrie Perkin who did a wonderful job this year. Take a look at some photos from over the weekend ➡️




Welcome to our new speaker Bradley Christmas!Bradley is the author of young adult novel Saltwater Boy, a coming-of-age s...
02/05/2023

Welcome to our new speaker Bradley Christmas!

Bradley is the author of young adult novel Saltwater Boy, a coming-of-age story exploring themes of family, conservation and reconciliation with Australia’s First Nations peoples. Away from his writing desk, Brad is often found performing with bands Copperline and the Gin Palace, as well as touring with acts from Boney M to Steve Kilbey (the Church).

To make an enquiry about booking Bradley, head to the link in our bio and visit our website.

Congratulations to Christine Keighery (on the Booked Out website under Chrissie Perry), whose new book 'The Half Brother...
27/04/2023

Congratulations to Christine Keighery (on the Booked Out website under Chrissie Perry), whose new book 'The Half Brother' was released earlier today! We, like many others, can wait to read it. Go out and get yourself a copy, and head to our website to read more about Felice and when you can get a chance to see him in action!

Have you seen the Sorrento Writers Festival 2023 Program yet?⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣So many of our wonderful speakers will be appearing a...
19/04/2023

Have you seen the Sorrento Writers Festival 2023 Program yet?⁣⁣⁣
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So many of our wonderful speakers will be appearing at the festival this year - here is just a sneak peek of their program. Head to the Sorrento Writers Festival website to see the full list.

We are excited to welcome Charmaine Ledden-Lewis to Booked Out!Charmaine Ledden-Lewis is a proud Bundjalung woman,  arti...
14/04/2023

We are excited to welcome Charmaine Ledden-Lewis to Booked Out!

Charmaine Ledden-Lewis is a proud Bundjalung woman, artist and illustrator, living on Dharug & Gundungurra Country in the Blue Mountains, NSW. Through guidance and demonstration, Charmaine shares her passion and enthusiasm for creativity and visual literacy, and encourages all those she meets to transcend inhibition and engage in artistic expression. Charmaine also takes pride in fostering conversation exploring First Nations perspective, inclusivity and diversity.

To make an enquiry about booking Charmaine, head to the link in our bio and visit our website.

We hope everyone is having a wonderful term break! We will be closed this Friday the 14th of April but the office will r...
13/04/2023

We hope everyone is having a wonderful term break! We will be closed this Friday the 14th of April but the office will re-open on Monday the 17th of April.

You can contact us at [email protected] or give us a call on (03) 9824 0177 and we will get back to you next week 🍁

Welcome to our new speaker Dub Leffler!Dub is Australia’s Premier Indigenous Illustrator of children’s books and has tau...
13/04/2023

Welcome to our new speaker Dub Leffler!

Dub is Australia’s Premier Indigenous Illustrator of children’s books and has taught Illustration workshops in over 200 schools across Australia and abroad. Having won numerous awards in his career spanning over 22 years, Dub’s work is held in private & public collections around the world including The Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

To make an enquiry about booking Dub, head to the link in our bio and visit our website.

Congratulations to the talented authors longlisted for the BookPeople Book of the Year awards! 🌟 Check out all these fam...
12/04/2023

Congratulations to the talented authors longlisted for the BookPeople Book of the Year awards! 🌟

Check out all these familiar names!⁣⁣

Wishing everyone a restful Easter break from the Booked Out team! 🐣 We will be closed over the long weekend but our offi...
06/04/2023

Wishing everyone a restful Easter break from the Booked Out team! 🐣 We will be closed over the long weekend but our office reopens on Tuesday 11 April. You can contact us at [email protected] or give us a call on (03) 9824 0177.

Artwork by Sue deGennaro from her picture book 'Easter Days'.

We are excited to welcome Felicity Castagna to Booked Out!Felicity Castagna is the multi-award winning author of books f...
05/04/2023

We are excited to welcome Felicity Castagna to Booked Out!

Felicity Castagna is the multi-award winning author of books for young adults and adults, as well as several works for stage and film. She has run popular workshops on writing and creativity everywhere from universities to correctional centres and is passionate about both working with young people and using her extensive experience and research to help schools and teachers to develop creative writing pedagogy.

To make an enquiry about booking Felicity, head to the link in our bio and visit our website.

Welcome to our new speaker Lian Tanner!We are excited to announce that Lian will be come to Melbourne from the 14-18 Aug...
03/04/2023

Welcome to our new speaker Lian Tanner!

We are excited to announce that Lian will be come to Melbourne from the 14-18 August 2023 and will be spending Book Week in Sydney!

Lian Tanner is an award-winning author of children’s books, as well as an engaging and and entertaining speaker. She uses laughter, storytelling and challenges to inspire students to read, while at the same time providing them with tools they can use to write their own stories.

To make an enquiry about booking Lian, head to the link in our bio and visit our website.

Thanks  for coming in to the office! It was lovely to meet you and see your new books. We can't wait to work with you!
30/03/2023

Thanks for coming in to the office! It was lovely to meet you and see your new books. We can't wait to work with you!

Yesterday CBCA announced their 2023 shortlist! Congratulations to all authors, illustrators and publishers listed.⁣⁣We'd...
29/03/2023

Yesterday CBCA announced their 2023 shortlist! Congratulations to all authors, illustrators and publishers listed.⁣

We'd like to give a special shout out to all the talented Booked Out speakers on the list! ➡️ Swipe across for some familiar names and titles.

Amazing work everyone! 👏👏👏

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We would like to offer a massive congratulations to the wonderful Felice, whose new picture book 'PASTA' was released to...
28/03/2023

We would like to offer a massive congratulations to the wonderful Felice, whose new picture book 'PASTA' was released today! We, like many others, can't wait to read it. Go out and get yourself a copy, and head to our website to read more about Felice and when you can get a chance to see him in action! 🎉🎉

We are excited to welcome Emma Bowd to Booked Out!Emma is an award-winning and internationally published author of books...
17/03/2023

We are excited to welcome Emma Bowd to Booked Out!

Emma is an award-winning and internationally published author of books for children and adults; an experienced presenter and a passionate Literacy Ambassador for the education charity, Ardoch. A vibrant new voice in Australian children’s literature, Emma’s debut rhyming picture book, Wonderful Shoes was awarded a CBCA Notable Book and featured on Play School Story Time. She is a former Occupational Therapist and has a keen interest in making storytelling props to dovetail with her picture books.

To make an enquiry about booking Emma, head to the link in our bio and visit our website.

Welcome to our new speaker Lisa Shanahan!Lisa Shanahan is an award-winning writer of picture books, and novels for young...
09/03/2023

Welcome to our new speaker Lisa Shanahan!

Lisa Shanahan is an award-winning writer of picture books, and novels for younger and older readers. Trained as an actor, Lisa is a witty, dynamic, and entertaining presenter, who loves to inspire young people to look at stories, and the world, with a vivid, new freshness.

To make an enquiry about booking Lisa, head to the link in our bio and visit our website.

Welcome New Speaker Nina Kenwood.Nina Kenwood is an award winning author who's heart-warming new book Unnecessary Drama ...
08/03/2023

Welcome New Speaker Nina Kenwood.

Nina Kenwood is an award winning author who's heart-warming new book Unnecessary Drama came out last year.

We are so excited to work with Nina!

To make an enquiry, head to the link in our bio for our website.

Happy International Women’s Day from the team at Booked Out! Today is all about celebrating the social, economic, cultur...
08/03/2023

Happy International Women’s Day from the team at Booked Out! Today is all about celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This year’s theme is , which recognises the importance of inclusivity and that every one of us has different circumstances.

Today is a day to celebrate strength and resilience and recognise the achievements of women past and present. ❤️❤️

07/03/2023

Welcome to our new speaker Jeremy Lachlan!

Jeremy Lachlan is a best-selling, award-winning author based in Sydney. An experienced, energetic, inspiring and down-to-earth speaker, Jeremy loves nothing more than sharing his passion for story with readers of all ages.

To make an enquiry about booking Jeremy, head to the link in our bio and visit our website.

07/03/2023

We are excited to welcome Amelia Mellor to Booked Out!

Amelia Mellor is an award-winning author of kids’ fantasy fiction, and a former English teacher. She is an enthusiastic, theatrical speaker with a passion for all things weird and wonderful in history and nature.

To make an enquiry about booking Amelia, head to the link in our bio and visit our website.

Last night CBCA announced their 2023 notables list! Congratulations to all authors, illustrators and publishers listed.⁣...
02/03/2023

Last night CBCA announced their 2023 notables list! Congratulations to all authors, illustrators and publishers listed.⁣

We'd like to give a special shout out to all the talented Booked Out speakers on the list!

Amazing work everyone! 👏👏👏⁣

Our website is up and running once again! Thank you to everyone for your patience. Send through all your enquiries as us...
01/03/2023

Our website is up and running once again! Thank you to everyone for your patience. Send through all your enquiries as usual through the website. 🤗

PSA: Our website is currently under maintenance, please send your booking enquiries directly to us at bookings@bookedout...
01/03/2023

PSA: Our website is currently under maintenance, please send your booking enquiries directly to us at [email protected] for the time being.

We look forward to hearing from you! 📚

28/02/2023

Congratulations to Lisa Fuller on receiving funding from Screen Australia as a part of their First Nations 2022-2023 Development Funding program to adapt her incredible novel into a feature film!

Congratulations to one of our wonderful new speakers, Jess Racklyeft, who has been awarded a scholarship from the Societ...
21/02/2023

Congratulations to one of our wonderful new speakers, Jess Racklyeft, who has been awarded a scholarship from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) to attend this year’s Bologna Children's Book Fair.

Well done Jess! 🎉

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