Sharjah Childrens Reading Festival, 22-28th April

Sharjah Childrens Reading Festival, 22-28th April

I’ll be visiting my cHEwY gum gums in the UAE in a few weeks time, in the Sharjah Childrens Reading Festival. I’ll be hosting some interactive storytelling sessions, as well as some creative writing workshops too. It’s going to be a whole lot of fun, and I’ll be joining an impressive list of international authors and illustrators. Stay tuned for updates on either Instagram or my blog 🙂

O.W

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Christmas Press Anthology!

Christmas Press Anthology!

Hey cHEwY gum gums

It’s been awhile since I’ve been in an anthology, so I’m thrilled to be a part of The Christmas Press’ annual anthology, due out later this year. Can’t wait to show you the fab illustrations that will accompany my story. In the meantime, you can check out their website for more info about their other works.

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The Other Christy shortlisted for Adelaide Festival Awards 2018

The Other Christy shortlisted for Adelaide Festival Awards 2018

Happy New Year cHEwY gum gums

I got a nice surprise when I found out that The Other Christy has been shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature in the children’s category. It’s an honour to join a stellar list, which include…

Rockhopping (Trace Balla, A&U)
Dragonfly Song (Wendy Orr, A&U)
The Fall (Tristan Bancks, Random House)
How to Bee (Bren MacDibble, A&U)
Sister Heart (Sally Morgan, Fremantle Press)
The Other Christy (Oliver Phommavanh, Penguin)

The award winners are announced on March 3rd as part of the Writers Week in Adelaide. Fingers crossed 🙂

O.W

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a cHEwY Christmas and Gummy New Year!

a cHEwY Christmas and Gummy New Year!

Hey cHEwY gum gums

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 🙂

I’m going to America for Christmas and New Years…it’ll be mostly for burgers haha. Follow me on Instagram @oliverwinfree (or check out the tab over there) for the burger glories!

It’s been a fantastic 2017 and I’m pumped for 2018. There are a few festivals and events lined up…stay tuned for news haha

O.W

 

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BBWF Storyboard sessions

BBWF Storyboard sessions

Hi cHEwY gum gums

I’ll be around Bryon Bay next week for a few days as part of the Bryon Bay Writers Festival’s Storyboard sessions. I’m joined by fellow PRH author Belinda Murrell, and we’re going to rock a few schools around the area hehe. Should be a lot of fun!

 

 

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Penrith REAL Festival, 4th November

Penrith REAL Festival, 4th November

Calling all my Penrith cHEwY gum gums! I’ll be a part of the REAL Festival at Penrith on the 4th of November, doing an author talk about Super Con-nerd and also an interactive build your own story session too! All details at their website

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Melbourne Writers Festival

Melbourne Writers Festival

Hey cHEwY gum gums

I’m back at the Melbourne Writers Festival next week. On the 28th August, I’ll be talking about Super Con-nerd at a Super Nerd session at 10:45am and also joining Gabrielle Williams and Danielle Binks for a discussion about teenage books and social media in hashtags and digital lives. Both sessions are sold out but follow me on Twitter or Instagram for constant updates about both these cool events.

I’m also doing a writing workshop on 29th August too at 10:45am 🙂

O.W

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Thai-riffic! at Seymour Theatre

Thai-riffic! at Seymour Theatre

Hey cHEwY gum gums

Thai-riffic! is moving to Seymour Centre from August 7th-12th. If you come on the 2:30pm session on the 12th, you’ll join me for a Q and A session afterwards with the cast and crew (pictured during rehearsal time hehe). Tickets are 29 bucks and are available on their website.

 

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PRC Bookfest 2017

PRC Bookfest 2017

Hey cHEwY gum gums!

Kids from across NSW Primary schools have the chance to see so many authors and illustrators at Bookfest! It’s an online literature festival run by the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge from June 6-8th. I’ll be on June 8th, 1pm chatting about my latest book Super Con-nerd. Schools can sign up here and it’s FREE!

 

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Sydney Writers Festival 2017!

Sydney Writers Festival 2017!

Hey cHEwY gum gums

I’m back at the Sydney Writers Festival this year, hosting the Primary School days sessions on May 22nd-26th. From the city to the west, there’s going to be a lot of fun as I introduce legends like Lauren Child and Kate DiCamillo, and funny good pals, Matt Stanton and Jack Heath. Check out their website for more details 🙂

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