2019 Professional Development Conference

Wombat Books presents their first ever conference delivering mentorships, panels and workshops with our bestselling authors and illustrators. Running across three days, Wombat Books Conference endeavours to nourish the potential of emerging creatives and allow a glimpse into the world of Australian publishing.

From branding yourself to nailing the publisher pitch to manuscript mentorships, Wombat Books Conference is the new, up-and-coming event for new, old and emerging writers and illustrators looking for that boost in their career.

Come along to our networking evening to kick off the conference.

Information & Bookings


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Book an author workshop
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Meet the Authors

Featured Artist

Kate Forsyth

Kate Forsyth wrote her first novel aged seven and has now sold more than a million books worldwide. She is a direct descendant of Charlotte Waring Atkinson, the author of the first book for children ever published in Australia.


Deborah Kelly
Kat Colmer
Josie Montano
Emily Larkin
Rosanne Hawke
Katrina Roe
Georgie Donaghey
Rochelle Manners
Kathy Hoopmann
Cecily Anne Paterson
Giuseppe Poli
Lora Inak
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Kate Gordon
Aunty Ruth Hegarty
Renée Treml
Penny Jaye
T.M. Clark
Aleesah Darlison

Event Details

Date: Saturday 28 September 2019

Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Location: Fiction Bar & Restaurant, Cleveland, QLD 4163

Workshops: Running 26-27 September 2019


Get In Touch

Wombat Books

Ph: (07) 3245 1938
E: wombat(@)wombatbooks.com.au
PO Box 1519 Capalaba QLD 4157


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