Big Book Day Out 2015

Today son #2 and I attended the Big Book Day Out run by the NSW chapter of the Children’s Book Council of Australia. You can see by what I’m wearing here that the weather was absolutely glorious! Set in the beautiful grounds of the NSW Writers’ Centre, the event was a wonderful celebration of children’s literature with a really relaxed vibe that encouraged wandering, socializing, and just generally enjoying the company of other book-lovers, writers, and illustrators.

 

Big Book Day Out 2015 - Nicole Melanson - Writer - Poet - WordMothers Editor

Proudly photographed by my 9YO

 

Big Book Day Out 2015 - author stalls and book signings

Crowds mingling and queuing to meet authors and get books signed

 

Big Book Day Out 2015 - BBQ and cake stall

BBQ, Story Tent & Cake Stall

 

The entire event was very child-oriented with ample opportunity to meet favorite authors and get both new and old books signed. There was also a cake stall, a jumping castle, a craft room and a Story Tent for the little ones. I found it hard to get too many photos of those things as I feel a bit thingy about posting images of other people’s children online, and naturally, there were kids everywhere! But here are plenty of smiling authors:

 

Jacqueline Harvey launching Alice-Miranda in the Alps

Jacqueline Harvey launching Alice-Miranda in the Alps

 

Lesley Gibbes showing off her books

Lesley Gibbes showing off her books

 

Margaret Roc and all things Jellybean

Margaret Roc and all things Jellybean

 

Deborah Abela, whom I featured last January

Deborah Abela, whom I featured last January

 

Sue Whiting entertaining young fans in the Story Tent

Sue Whiting entertaining young fans in the Story Tent

 

Yvette Poshoglian on the Main Stage

Yvette Poshoglian on the Main Stage

 

And a special shout-out to MC Tristan Bancks, who is not a female author but was lovely to Mr. 9 :-)

And a special shout-out to MC Tristan Bancks, who is obviously not a female author but was ever-so-lovely to Mr. 9

 

Audience enjoying the shade in front of the Main Stage

Audience enjoying the shade in front of the Main Stage

 

Thank you for a great day, everyone! We’ll be back next year! 🙂

 

 

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