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UPCOMING 2016 EVENTS

Children’s and Young Adult Writers And Illustrators Conference 2016
Saturday July 2, 2016
Judy Horacek will be appearing as part of the 11th CYA conference program. This conference is aimed as professional development for new and established writers and illustrators of Children’s and Young Adult literature. Master classes and workshops will be conducted by authors, illustrators and industry professionals.  More details here
TAFE Queensland Brisbane – South Bank Campus, 66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane

 

PAST EVENTS

DROMKEEN LITERARY FESTIVAL 2016
Bringing Favourite Stories to Life
Saturday March 19, 2016, 10am–4pm
Judy Horacek will be appearing at Dromkeen’s first ever Literary Festival on Saturday March 19th 2016, along with lots of other talented authors, illustrated, storytellers and cartoonists. It will be an exciting event for both young and old, families, teachers and children’s book enthusiasts, with workshops, storytelling, panel sessions and a range of activities presented throughout the day. A bevy of Australia’s most talented authors, illustrators, storytellers, guest speakers and cartoonists will be there. Bookings online, $20 for adults, $10 for kids over 4, kids under 4 free.  Tickets on the day, $25 adults, $15 kids. More details here
Dromkeen Homestead, 1012 Gisborne-Kilmore Road, Riddell’s Creek, Victoria

EXHIBITION AT BEAVER GALLERIES, CANBERRA

‘Far and Near’
November 5 – 29, 2015
Opening Thursday November 5, 6pm
Prints, watercolours and small objects by Judy Horacek. Exhibition runs until 5pm, Sunday 29 November
Beaver Galleries, 81 Denison Street, Deakin ACT, Ph (02) 6282 5294
Gallery Opening hours
Tuesday – Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday – Sunday 9am to 5pm

ACT
Saturday 7 November 2015, 3.30-4.30pm
Storytime, Talking and Drawing with Judy Horacek at Muse

Bring the littlies for a not-to-be-missed afternoon of stories and pictures on the magic carpet.
TICKETS: $10 per child (accompanying grown-ups are free and get a glass of wine, coffee or soft drink)
Please note, this event is Judy only.  Bookings essential -SOLD OUT!
Muse, East Hotel, 69 Canberra Ave, Kingston ACT 2602

NEW SOUTH WALES 
Sydney Writers Festival 2015  – Children’s Festival of Moving Stories
Thursday, November 19 2015 6pm-7pm
Join Mem Fox and Judy Horacek, the dynamic duo who created Where is the Green Sheep?, to celebrate their new book This and That, their third picture book collaboration.
As part of Sydney Writers’ Festival’s 2015 Children’s Festival of Moving Stories, Mem and Judy will take you behind the scenes of the new book and share stories about their work. The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions about the books and how to get kids reading, followed by a signing and a meet and greet.
Tickets $15 Book Now
Bryan Brown Theatre, Corner of Rickard & Chapel Roads, Bankstown, NSW

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Saturday 21 November
, South Australian Writers Centre Children and Young Adults Festival – talk and workshop.  Details to come
Monday 23 November, Evening Bookshop event at Pegi Williams Bookshop.  Details to come

Thursday 29 October, VICTORIA

Melton, 29 October, 10-11am, Story time Event , Melton Library – 31 McKenzie Street, Melton, Bookings:  Jan Lewis  03 5367 0922
Ballarat, 29 October, 1.30-2.30pm, Story time Event , Ballarat Library – 178 Doveton Street Nth, Ballarat, Bookings:  Dianne 03 5333 3222 dianne@ballaratbooks.com.au

Wednesday 28 October
Hawthorn, 28 October, 10.30-11.30am, Story time Event , Readings bookshop Hawthorn – 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Bookings: Christine Gordon – 03 9819 1917 events@readings.com.au
Avondale Heights, 28 October, 4-5pm, Story time Event, Moonee Valley Library services: Avondale Heights Branch,  69-79 Military Rd, Avondale Heights, Bookings: mooneevalleylibraries.eventbrite.com.au – 03 8325 1940

Thursday 15 October – QUEENSLAND
Helensvale, 9.30-10.30am, Story time Event , Helensvale Library – Cnr Linfield Rd & Sir John Overall Drive, Helensvale , Bookings:  07 5581 1625
Indooroopilly, 5-6pm, Adult Event , Indooroopilly Library – Indooroopilly Shopping Centre – Level 4 – 322 Maggill Rd, Indooroopilly, Bookings:  Sue McNaughton – 07 3407 0009 sue.mcnaughton@brisbane.qld.gov.au

Wednesday 14 October – QUEENSLAND
Maleny, 10.30am, Storytime , venue to be confirmed Bookings:  Pauline 07 5435 2134 or reading@rosettabooks.com.au
Chermside, 5-6pm, Adult Event , Chermside Library – 960 Gympie Rd, Chermside, Bookings:  Amber and/or Hilary     07 3403 7200 hilary.king@brisbane.qld.gov.au

Tuesday 13 October

Carnidale, Tuesday 13 October, 10-11am, Storytime, Carindale Library – Westfield Carindale – 1151 Creek Rd, Carnidale, Bookings: Sonia Parker – 07 3407 1490
Clayfield, Tuesday 13 October, 6.30-7.30pm – St Agatha’s Primary School in conjunction with Riverbend books, will play host to a very special evening with two of Australia’s favourite children’s book creators, Mem Fox and Judy Horacek.  An event specially tailored for parents, teachers and librarians, (sorry, no kids this time!), this promises to be a night that celebrates the magic of reading and gives us all food for thought about how to best support children’s literacy. Adult Event, St Agatha’s Primary School – 6 Hunter Lane, Clayfield, Bookings:  events@riverbend.com.au or tel Vicky Tosh 07 3899 8555

Thursday 15 October

Helensvale, 9.30-10.30am, Story time Event , Helensvale Library – Cnr Linfield Rd & Sir John Overall Drive, Helensvale , Bookings:  07 5581 1625
Indooroopilly, 5-6pm, Adult Event , Indooroopilly Library – Indooroopilly Shopping Centre – Level 4 – 322 Maggill Rd, Indooroopilly, Bookings:  Sue McNaughton – 07 3407 0009 sue.mcnaughton@brisbane.qld.gov.au

THE WHEELER CENTRE
Midday Shot with Mem Fox & Judy Horacek
Thursday 1 October 2015, 12.45pm-1.45pm
In honour of the publication of This & That, their latest book together, Mem Fox and Judy Horacek talk about their creative partnership.  Their first book together Where Is the Green Sheep? was an instant classic, essential for every child, and was followed by the adventures of Bonnie, Ben and Skinny Doug in the much loved Good Night Sleep Tight. In this special event tailored for parents, teachers and librarians, they’ll talk about how their collaboration works and about making books for children.
The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Bookings recommended, click here

WOMAN WITH ALTITUDE
Opening Night – Friday June 5 at 6pm. Exhibition dates – June 5 to July 11
Judy will be appearing in person at the opening and again on Saturday June 6th at 10.30am for an informative presentation on cartooning and illustration. The exhibition features Horacek Cartoons, Old and New, at the Bunker Cartoon Gallery, a gallery specialising in cartoons, housed in an actual World War 2 bunker. Cards, books and prints will also be on sale.
Bunker Cartoon Gallery, Coffs Harbour  NSW  2450, Ph 6651 7343

2015 WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY DINNER
Saturday May 30, 7pm
Judy will be the guest speaker at the World Environment Day Dinner, a fundraiser for the Conservation Council ACT Region, to be held at the magnificent National Arboretum.  A three course meal by Janet Jeffs plus champagne and canapés to start. Great seasonal and local food. And Judy’s talk! $90 early bird by 30 April otherwise $95. Contact 02 6229 3200 or Book Now!

National Arboretum Canberra, Forest Drive, Weston Creek ACT 2611

JUDY HORACEK BY THE SEA
Saturday May 16, 3pm
Judy will talk about her work – both her cartoons and her children’s books
$15 which includes a nibble and champagne. Bookings essential, call Helen Maxwell on 0439 876 645
Durras Progress Hall, Corilla Street, South Durras NSW 2536

HAPPY NEW YEAR OF THE GREEN SHEEP AT FEDERATION SQUARE
Saturday February 14, 2-3.30pm
The Chinese New Year is coming up, and 2015 is a Year of the Sheep. Not only that, it’s apparently a Green Sheep! So to celebrate, the wonderful Ann and Ann of Books Illustrated are featuring ‘Where is the Green Sheep?’ on their book stall at the Federation Square Book Market on February 14 (yes, it’s also Valentine’s Day). I’ll do some drawing and that will be projected onto the big screen, or you can just stand close to my table and watch my actual hand. There will be lots of books for sale – the Green Sheep of course, and my other books too, like Yellow is My Colour Star, my cartoon collections and some of my prints. The Book Market is on from 10 till 5 and I’ll be there from 2 pm to 3.30 pm – come by and say hello!
Presented by Books Illustrated. FREE!
The Federation Square Book Market, The Atrium, Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne

GREEN SHEEP BIRTHDAY AT NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA
Sunday 16th November, 3pm
Where Is The Green Sheep? Turns 10
Join author Mem Fox and illustrator Judy Horacek to celebrate the 10th birthday of the children’s classic, Where Is The Green Sheep? There may even be birthday cake.
Theatre, $5 (includes refreshments)
Presented by National Library of Australia in association with Penguin Books Australia
Bookings essential: https://www.nla.gov.au/event/7238 or  phone: 02 62621271 (Mon – Fri, 9am – 12pm)
NLA, Parkes Place, Parkes A.C.T. 

BOOK SIGNING AT READINGS CARLTON
Saturday 14 December, 10.30 am
I am woman hear me draw and other Horacek books’
Judy Horacek will be at Readings Carlton, with a variety of pens, ready to sign books for anyone who wants them.  Readings will have the new full colour edition of I am woman, hear me draw, and as many of Judy’s other books as possible, both cartoon books and children’s books, and Judy’s pens will even include special ones for signing those damned slippery board books. If you can’t make it but would like a book signed, call Readings as they can probably organise something.  Enquiries phone Readings on 03 9347 6633.
Readings,  309 Lygon Street, Carlton

BLOOM FESTIVAL, CANBERRA
Saturday 21 September, 11am-12.30pm
‘Out of Place – a literary panel’
Writers Irma Gold, Marion Halligan and Francesca Rendle-Short talk about place, chaired by Judy Horacek.
For more information, yolande.norris@gormanhouse.com.au, or at the Gorman House office, 02 6249 7377
Gorman House, Ainslie Avenue, Braddon, ACT


MELBOURNE WRITERS FESTIVAL 2013
Saturday 24 August 2013, 2.30 pm, Getting to the point
Cartoonists lampoon our politicians and provide a running commentary on the day’s big issues.  Join Crikey cartoonist First Dog on the Moon and freelance cartoonists Judy Horacek and Jason Chatfield as they discuss the rich amount of material presented to them each day.
NGV Theatrette, Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria
Tickets are $21.50/$19.50

Sunday 25 August 2013, 12noon-3pm, Illustrator in Residence, Federation Square
A three hour drawing session featuring Judy Horacek, drawing live in the Atrium and projected onto a big screen.  Something to watch as you queue to get into your writers’ festival session, or make a special trip into town to come and say hello.
The Atrium, Federation Square, FREE  

Saturday 31 August, 7pm
Stella Prize Trivia at MWF

Featuring writers participating in the 2013 Melbourne Writers Festival (Jo Case, Sushi Das, Monica Dux, Anna Goldsworthy, Michelle Griffin, Rosalie Ham, Judy Horacek, Laura Jean McKay, Kirsty Murray, Alice Pung, Carrie Tiffany, Lorelei Vashti) with MC Sally Warhaft, judge Sophie Cunningham and roadie Thomas Doig
ACMI The Cube, FREE
For more information on the Melbourne Writers Festival, click here.  

DIRT FILES: A DECADE OF THE BEST AUSTRALIAN POLITICAL CARTOONS, Ballarat
Saturday August 10, 2-3pm, Museum of Australian Democracy (M.A.D.E.), Ballarat
Meet the political cartoonists behind Dirt Files: A Decade of the Best Australian Political Cartoons, edited by Russ Radcliffe and published by Scribe.  Including Judy Horacek, Peter Nicholson and John Spooner.
M.A.D.E Theatre, Corner Stawell St South & Eureka St, Ballarat.
Cost $10. To purchase tickets, click here.

BYRON BAY WRITERS’ FESTIVAL 2013
Friday 2 August, 12.30-1.30 Getting it write: captivating the younger reader
Libby Gleeson, Philip Gwynne, Leigh Hobbs, Judy Horacek and Melina Marchetta talking about their work in books for children and young people. Chaired by Tristan Bancks.
SCU Marquee, Byron Bay Writers Festival Site

Friday 2 August,  2.00-3.15pm Writing for Social Change: What’s wrong with the world as it is?
With Judy Horacek, Luka Lesson, Miles Merrill and Mandy Nolan. Chaired by Kelly-Lee Hickey. New Philospher Marquee, Byron Bay Writers Festival Site

Friday 2 August, 8.00 pm, Stella Prize Trivia at BBWF
MC’ed by Sally Warhaft, roadieing by Ben Law, featuring writers at the Byron Bay Writers Festival, including the incomparable team of Judy Horacek, Anita Heiss and Georgia Blain.  Byron Bay Brewery, Skinner Shoot Road, Byron Bay, $20

Sunday 4 August, 11-11.30am Meet Judy Horacek
Come along and see Judy Horacek talk about her work, tell some stories about her books and maybe draw some pictures.  Introduced by Maddie and POSSUM.
New Philospher Marquee, Byron Bay Writers Festival Site

Schools Sessions, July 29 and 30
Judy is participating in the Schools Program at the Festival along with Leigh Hobbs and Libby Gleeson,  They’ll be talking at local primary schools to scores of students, about books, reading, stories and drawing.

For more information on the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival, click here.  To purchase tickets, click here.

CYA CONFERENCE
Saturday July 6, 2013, Southbank, Brisbane
Comics and Characters, a master class with Judy Horacek

LAUGHTER, THE UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING
Thursday May 2, 6-7 pm, State Library of QLD, Brisbane
Join cartoonist and picture book creator Judy Horacek as she discusses her work – how she got started and how she continues, plus plenty of pictures and lots of laughs.
Presented by State Library and May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust.
State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD.  This event is free, but please book.  For bookings, click here. 

CAPITAL WOMEN – National Library of Australia, Canberra
Friday February 8th, 6:00pm
Join us for a special evening with Christine Gee, Judy Horacek, Karen Middleton, the Hon Susan Ryan AO and Petria Thomas OAM, as they reflect on what Canberra means to them.
National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes, Canberra.
Cost: $50 (includes champagne and canapés). Dress: Cocktail.
Bookings essential on the NLA booking page, or telephone (02) 6262 1271

CHERMSIDE LIBRARY EVENT – Chermside, Queensland
Wednesday December 12th, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Come along to a reading of Good Night, Sleep Tight and meet the creators, Mem Fox and Judy Horacek
Chermside Library, 375 Hamilton Rd, Chermside. FREE. Enquiries 07 3403 7200, Bookings not required.

RIVERBEND BOOKSHOP EVENT – Bulimba, Queensland
Tuesday December 11th, 6:00 – 8:00pm
An evening event for parents, teachers and librarians with Mem Fox and Judy Horacek, ‘the team that brought you Where is the Green Sheep?’ talking about their latest creation, Good Night Sleep Tight.
Riverbend Bookshop, 193 Oxford St, Bulimba. FREE. Booking: info@riverbendbooks.com.au or 07 3899 8555

A NIGHT AT THE ZOO
Wednesday 21 November, 6.15-7.15
The Wheeler Centre has partnered with one of Melbourne’s oldest institutions to create the Wheeler Centre Zoo Fellowships – a unique opportunity for Melbourne artists to soak up the zoo’s surrounds and create work inspired by the animals and their habitats. In tonight’s showcase, blogger Estelle Tang, fiction writer Cate Kennedy, children’s author Sally Rippin and cartoonist Judy Horacek will share their experiences – and a special taste of their works-in-progress.
The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne.
Details and bookings: http://wheelercentre.com/calendar/event/a-night-at-the-zoo/

OFFICIAL LAUNCH of Good Night, Sleep Tight – Melbourne, Victoria
Sunday October 21st, 3:00 – 4:30pm
To celebrate the launch Good Night, Sleep Tight, the Wheeler Centre will be hosting a Pyjama Party. Unfortunately this event is already booked out but look out for the new book in all good bookstores from 1 October, (and keep an eye on the Wheeler Centre event website just in case!)
The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne. BOOKED OUT!

AN EVENING WITH Mem Fox and Judy Horacek – Glenelg, South Australia
Tuesday October 23rd, 7:00
 - 9:00pm
An evening with Mem Fox and Judy Horacek, for adults, parents, grandparents, carers, teachers and librarians.
Pages & More Store, 66 Jetty Rd, Glenelg – FREE. Bookings: schools@pagesandmore.com.au

STORYTIME at Mosman Library – Mosman, New South Wales
Thursday October 25th, 10:30am – 12:00pm
For kids! Come along to a reading of Good Night, Sleep Tight and meet the creators.
Mosman Library, Library Walk, off Military Rd, Mosman, FREE. Bookings not required. For enquiries: library@mosman.nsw.gov.au or 02 99784091

AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR TALK FOR KIDS AND ADULTS at Hornsby Library – Hornsby, New South Wales
Thursday 25 October, 5:00-7:00 pm
Hear Mem Fox and Judy Horacek talk about their new picture book, Good Night, Sleep Tight.
Hornsby Library, 244 George Street, Hornsby, FREE. Bookings essential, dcox@hornsby.nsw.gov.au or 02 9847 6378

AN EVENING WITH Mem Fox and Judy Horacek at the National Library of Australia – Canberra, ACT
Friday October 26th, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Mem and Judy in conversation with ABC Radio 666’s Genevieve Jacobs. 
National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra. Cost: $10 (includes refreshments). Bookings essential on the NLA booking page, or telephone (02) 6262 1271

SLEEP-IN STORYTIME at Gunghalin Library – Gunghalin, ACT
Saturday October 27th, 10:15 – 12:00pm
For kids and grown-ups. Come along to a reading of the book and meet the creators, Mem Fox and Judy Horacek.
Gunghalin Library, Cnr Hibberson St & Gozzard St, Gunghalin. FREE. Bookings essential on the Library’s events page  or email library.customerinfo@act.gov.au or phone 02 6205 9000

Mini Print Exhibition
August 9th – September 21st
A small but perfectly formed collection of six classic Horacek screenprints will be exhibited at the Avid Reader Bookstore during the month of August. 
Avid Reader Bookstore. 193 Boundary Street, West End, QLD 4101.

Melbourne Writers’ Festival Session – ‘A Fine Line’
Saturday August 25th, 4pm
Three cartoonists who focus on common, everyday experience explain their approach. The New Yorker’s Roz Chast, ‘woman with altitude’ Judy Horacek and Olso Davis put down their pens and talk about drawing on the humour that’s all around us. (50 minutes) 
NGV Theatrette at Ian Potter Centre, NGVAustralia, Federation Square, Cnr Russell & Flinders Streets, Melbourne VIC 3000. Bookings through the Melbourne Writers’ Festival

Afternoon Tea with Judy Horacek in Brisbane
Saturday August 18th, 2pm
Presented by the May Gibbs’ Children’s Literature Trust as part of Judy Horacek’s 2012 May Gibbs Creative Fellowship. Judy will talk about her work, especially her children’s books, and her upcoming projects, including a sneak preview of her new picture book with Mem Fox, Good Night Sleep Tight. (Judy gratefully acknowledges the support of the May Gibbs Trust for this Fellowship, and also for their promise of cake)
Mount Gravatt High School Resource Centre, 42 Loreburn Street, Mount Gravatt, QLDCost $16.50, RSVP essential mgclt_qld@hotmail.com by Monday 13th August 2012.

Cartoonist Judy Horacek in Conversation
Thursday August 9th, 6 for 6:30 pm

Judy Horacek will talk about her cartoons with Avid’s Fiona Stager,
Avid Reader Bookstore. 193 Boundary Street, West End, QLD 4101
Cost $5, RSVP essential to events@avidreader.com.au or (07) 3846 3422

The Inaugural ELECTRIC WALL EXHIBITION
From Thursday 3 May to 3 June 2012
In conjunction with the launch of The Night before Mother’s Day, a selection of Judy’s past printmaking work will be exhibited as the first Electric Wall exhibition at the Electric Shadows Bookshop, 40 Mort Street Braddon. The Electric Wall is an exciting new development, the combined initiative of curator Helen Maxwell and the Electric Shadows Bookshop, and will feature regular exhibitions of contemporary work. (Judy’s work appears by arrangement with her ACT gallery, Beaver Galleries)
Bookshop opening hours are: Monday 9-6, Tuesday and Wednesday 9-7, Friday 9-8, Saturday 9-7 and Sunday 11-4.

TALK BY JUDY HORACEK AT THE CANBERRA SCHOOL OF ART
Wednesday May 30, 1pm
Australian National University, Canberra. As part of their regular Artforum lectures, this series focussing on ‘Art and Humour’.

ELTHAM BOOKSHOP EVENT for THE NIGHT BEFORE MOTHER’S DAY by Doug MacLeod and Judy Horacek
Friday May 11, 6.30-7.30
Eltham Bookshop, 970 Main Road, Eltham – a glass of bubbly and nibbles will be provided, Doug and Judy will be there to talk and sign, and there will be a Grand Door Prize. RSVPs essential to the bookshop, 03 9439 8700 or elthambookshop@bigpond.com
Download an invitation here.

CANBERRA LAUNCH OF THE NIGHT BEFORE MOTHER’S DAY by Doug MacLeod and Judy Horacek
Thursday 3 May, 6 for 6.30, 2012
Electric Shadows Bookshop, 40 Mort Street Braddon. To be launched by Alex Sloan, and Judy will be there. RSVP 02 6248 8352 or esb@electricshadowsbookshop.com.au
Download an invitation here.

CANBERRA CELEBRATION OF THESE ARE MY HANDS/THESE ARE MY FEET
Saturday 28 April, 2pm
National Library of Australia Judy Horacek will talk a bit about her children’s books, and read this new one aloud. A free event but bookings essential.
Download an invitation here.

MELBOURNE LAUNCH OF THE NIGHT BEFORE MOTHER’S DAY by Doug MacLeod and Judy Horacek
Thursday April 26, 6 for 6.30
Readings Carlton, 309 Lygon Street, Carlton. To be launched by Tracy Harvey, and Doug and Judy will be there. Download an invitation here.

MELBOURNE CELEBRATION OF THESE ARE MY HANDS/THESE ARE MY FEET
Saturday 21 April, 2pm
The Sun Bookshop, 10 Ballarat Street, Yarraville, RSVP 03 9689 0661 or info@sunbookshop.com There will be fairy bread!
Download an invitation here.