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Audience: Writer's Centres/Workshops

Charlie Archbold


Through award winning children’s books Charlie creates wonderful stories that leave a lasting impression. From picture book to YA Charlie is able to connect with the hearts, minds, humour, and dreams of her readers.

Publications include: Mallee Boys, Indigo Owl, The Sugarcane Kids and the Red Bottomed Boat, Raised by Moths and The Sugarcane Kids and the Empty Cage (Out June 2024)

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Anton Clifford-Motopi


Anton writes funny stories for children that explore themes of identity, race, belonging, family relationships and friendship. His stories draw on his experiences of growing up in a large adoptive family, discovering his Black African father and white Australian mother, and raising four children.

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Sami Bayly

Author, Illustrator

Sami loves to capture her audiences with weird and wonderful stories about the most unusual aspects of nature. She incorporates her non-fiction writing with storytelling, as she finds they really do work hand in hand. 

You are guaranteed to leave her sessions with a new animal discovery, an updated drawing tip and even a poo fact or two!

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