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BEEN THERE, DONE THAT
Check out what Allayne gets up to in addition to writing.
Attended Adelaide Writers Week - Saturday 3rd March to Thursday 8th March
Book launch of Sam's Surfboard Showdown - 4.00pm, Wednesday 14th March, Robe Primary School, ROBE SA - EVENT DETAILS
Radio Interview - Ewan Grant - Triple M Limestone Coast 963 Mt Gambier - Thursday 15th March
Teen Writers Club - South Australian Writers Centre - 10.30am - 12.00noon, Saturday 24th March, Adelaide City Library - EVENT DETAILS
Guest Speaker at Modbury High School - 12noon, Monday 26th March - On behalf SA's Premier's Reading Challenge
Neverland by Margot McGovern, Book Launch - Dymocks Adelaide - Tuesday 27th March
The Wasp and The Orchid by Danielle Clode, Book Launch - State Library of South Australia - Wednesday 28th March - EVENT DETAILS
YA novel The Centre of My Everything was released for sale!
SA SCBWI Meet and Greet event, Friday 9th February - Tower Hotel, Magill SA
Performing/singing at Sally Heinrich's Exhibition, Saturday 10th February 2018, Fox Creek Winery - EVENT DETAILS
Meeting with Year Six students at Pedare Christian College, Wednesday 14th February.
Book launch of The Centre of My Everything - 12noon, Sunday 25th February, Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, Adelaide SA - EVENT DETAILS
Presenting at the Penguin Teen Showcase, Westfield Marion - 5.30pm, Monday 26 February, Adelaide SA - GET TICKETS HERE
*eKIDnas Xmas Dinner
*Appearing at Kaurna Plains School, Elizabeth South Australia, on behalf of Books in Homes Australia
October and November 2017
*Attended SCBWI Event with Mem Fox, City Library - Saturday 14th October
*Attended Book Launch of Papa Sky by Jane Jolly and Sally Heinrich - Sunday 15th October
*presented at Flinders University at the inaugural Adelaide Festival of Children's Books - Monday 23rd October
*Attended Book Launch of Growing Up Moonta by Kristin Weidenbach - Saturday 28th October
*Attended eKIDs Author's Dinner - Tuesday 5th December
*Final typeset edits of February 2018 release YA novel, The Centre of My Everything, published by Penguin Random House Australia.
*Salisbury Writers Festival Planning Meeting.
*Master of Ceremonies, 2017 Salisbury Writers' Festival - Friday 18th August - Saturday 19th August.
*Children's Book Week Appearances.
*Editing 2018 YA novel
*attended Reading Matters, Melbourne, 2nd-3rd June.
*attended Reading Matters, On the Road, Adelaide event, Shivaun Plozza and AS King, Tuesday 6th June.
*SA SCBWI Winter Retreat, Coventry Library, Stirling, Saturday 17th June.
*launched A Cardboard Palace, Burnside Library, Sunday 18th June.
*presented at Meet the Writers, Adelaide Convention Centre, Thursday 22nd June.
*presented at Banksia Park International High School - Thursday 29th June.
*launch of Those Pleasant Girls, a novel by Lia Weston, Dymocks Rundle Mall, Thursday 4th May.
*launch of King of the Outback, a picture book by Kristin Weidenbach, illustrated by Timonthy Ide, Saturday 13th May.
*Leigh Hobbs workshop, SA State Library, Thursday 18th May.
*SCBWI Dinner - author and illustrator Christina Booth, The British Hotel, Thursday 25th May 2017.
*SCBWI SA School Visit Showcase, Sunday 9th April. Full details.
*Book launch - Rosanne Hawke, Immanuel College, 6pm Friday 28 April.
*launch of Jean Harley was Here by Heather Taylor-Johnson, Thurs 2nd March. Full details.
*attending Adelaide Writers Week - Saturday 4th March to Thursday 9th March.
*May Gibbs Children's Literature Trust Event, Burnside Library, Thurs 16 March. Full details.
*SCBWI Book Club - Greenlight Comics, Rundle Mall - Thursday 23 March.
*SA Writers Centre Children's and YA writers Meet-up Event, Thurs 9 Feb.
*launch of Paint the Sky, a collection of poetry by Kristin Martin, Fri 10 Feb. Full details
*attending Quick & Dirty Death presented by Ian Gibbs. Full details
*Presenting at Pedare Christian College, Golden Grove to Year 6's.
* SCBWI SA Chapter Members Meet-up, Fri 24 Feb.
*launch of Olivia's Voice, a picture book by Mike Lucas, illustrated by Jennifer Harrison. Full details.
*launch of Wild Gestures, a novel by Lucy Durneen, Sat 14 Jan
*launch of Fancy Pants, a picture book by Kelly Hibbert, Sat 21 Jan
*launch of One Minute Til Bedtime, a collection for children, including SA authors Janeen Brian and Mike Lucas
*launch of Kate Dellar Evan's poetry novel, SA Writers Centre, Sunday 30th Oct.
*Allayne launched middle grade novel, Into Tordon by Z. F. Kingbolt, for Midnight Sun Publishing. Full details.
*attended author Marianne Musgrove's book launch of Freida, published by Scholastic. Full details.
*May Gibbs Children's Trust event with special guest speaker, author Susanne Gervay.
*SCBWI Xmas dinner.
*acted as a Books In Homes Ambassador at Elizabeth South Primary School on Thurs 24 November.
*ran a workshop/appeared at the Barossa Council Library, Nuriootpa, SA for School Holidays.
*author Rosanne Hawke's Kapunda launch of 'Daughter of Nomads.'
*hosted the 2016 Salisbury Writers' Festival.
*appeared at various schools during Children's Book Week.
*appeared at Kingston Community School, Kingston SE, SA, speaking to students and delivering workshops.
*appeared at Elizabeth Vale Primary School as a Role Model representing 'Books in Homes Australia.'
*SCBWI gathering at Stirling Library, Stirling, Adelaide Hills.
*South Australian Awards for Literature (where Allayne was shortlisted in the Children's category)
*attended book launches
*ran workshops for Pedare Christian College
*assisted in the planning the 2016 Salisbury Writers Festival.
*awarded a South Australian Art Grant to work on a project/series in 2016.
Allayne was rushed to hospital where she spent five weeks in intensive care and almost died. Upon release, she spent time rehabilitating at home, supported by family and friends.
*chaired a literary panel, 'Writing as Therapy,' at the 2015 Salisbury Writers' Festival.
*hosted William McInnes (award winning actor and author), Jane Turner-Goldsmith (psychologist, writer and teacher) and David Chapple (Specialist in Writing and Health.) The panel was a huge success with festival patrons. Event pictures can be seen on Allayne's author Facebook page.
*hosted a writing workshop for teens, 'Place and Setting,' at the South Australian Writers Centre on Tuesday 7th July. For pictures of the event, visit Allayne's author Facebook page.
*attended the winter gathering of SCBWI (The Society of Children's Authors and Illustrators) at Coventry Library, Stirling, SA.
*Paper Planes was listed as a 2015 Children's Book Council Notable book (middle grade fiction.)
*Paper Planes traveled to the Bologna Book Fair (Italy) and to the London Book Fair.
*Author in Residence at Pedare Christian College, Golden Grove, where Allayne hosted year 6, 7 & 8 classes, focusing on what it is to be an author and how to improve existing creative writing skills.
*presented a 'Get Published!' - a workshop at the South Australian Writers' Centre on Saturday 6th December. And what a fabulous bunch of people!
*presented to SCWBI (The Society for Children's Writers and Book Illustrators) at the Franklin Hotel on Sunday 12th October.
*visited Walford Anglican School for Girls.
*Paper Planes, was launched at Norwood Morialta High School Middle Campus by fellow celebrated authors, Vikki Wakefield and Rebecca Burton.
*presented at Norwood assembly and to Year 9 English classes.
*acted as a mentor to students at the Year 10 Norwood Morialta Middle School Mentor Day on Thursday 25th September.
*Salisbury Writers' Festival - 10th Birthday Celebrations! - Saturday 22nd August 2014 - Allayne appeared on a Writer's panel together with fellow authors Ruth Starke and John Marsden, titled, 'Tales from the Bunker: Insights into writing war stories.'
*visited Kildare College.
* author presentation at Norwood Morialta High School - Middle Campus - Thursday 3rd July 2014 - Allayne presented "What it's like to be an author" to Year 8 and 9 students.
'GET PUBLISHED!' - Workshop - 10th May 2014
*presented a Writers' workshop at the South Australian Writers' Centre.
*guest speaker at the 8th Mayoral International Women's Day Breakfast at The Watershed Cafe, Mawson Lakes - Friday 7th March 2014.
*celebrating the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature - Saturday 1st March 2014
*ABC Radio with Peter Goers and Vikki Wakefield - Tuesday 25th February 2014 8.10pm to 8.25pm
*Allayne spoke with Peter Goers and fellow author Vikki Wakefield, about the 2014 Salisbury Writers' Festival.
*launched fellow author Robert Moore's new novel, 'Hard Pressed' (MLR Press) on Sunday 17 November 2013
John Harvey Gallery, City of Salisbury Council, in celebration with the Feast Festival
*ran a Teen Writers' Bootcamp 2nd October 2014, South Australian Writers' Centre
*appeared at the 2013 Salisbury Writers' Festival - 23 August - 6 September 2013
*appeared at Roma Mitchell Secondary College on Friday 30th August
*ran a course for the South Australian Writers Centre: 'Publication : Front Door Closed? Go around the back!'
*launched Fiona McIntosh's children's novel The Rumpelgeist (sequel to The Whisperer) on Saturday 24th August 2012
*guest presenter at the City of Unley in the inaugural Read it, Write it, Draw it - Unley Libraries Literary Festival
*attended the Children's Book Council Conference Breakfast - Adelaide Convention Centre.
*appeared with author Vikki Wakefield at St Ignatius College, Adelaide.
*appeared at Dymocks book store in Rundle Mall on Weds 21 March at 6.00pm for an 'in conversation' event with fellow Adelaide author Fiona McIntosh. Fiona talked about her new book The Lavender Keeper.
*guest speaker at Flinders University as part of 'Authors and their Worlds' series. Spoke to Creative Writing students.
2011 St Teresa Primary School and Brighton Library
Allayne visited St Teresa Primary School and Brighton Library to talk to three classes of Brighton students about 2011 Book Week and her children's book 'Barnesy.' The children contemplated things they perceived to be Australian and also any Australian stories they could think of. There were some wonderful answers!! A special BIG thank you to St Teresa's librarian Anita and to Brighton Library's Tracy Glover.
*panel member at the Salisbury Writers' Festival. Allayne participated in a Q&A session with SA Writers' Centre host Barbara Wiesner and the audience. Later that afternoon, Allayne hosted Hachette publisher Jon Appelton in a speed pitching event where potential authors could pitch their ideas to a publisher.
2011 - Parkside Childcare Centre
Allayne visited the Parkside Childcare Centre and read ‘Barnesy’ to the children. The children were able to pass around a ‘Barnesy’ toy sheep with a bandaged leg during the story – an activity they most enjoyed! Thank you very much to the enthusiastic staff at PCC, especially Centre Director Nina. Thanks for supporting Aussie yarns!
2011 - Tyndale Christian School
Allayne visited Tyndale Christian School, Fern Grove Blvd, Salisbury and spoke to the junior school assembly.
*keynote speaker at St Peters College for the SA Writers' Centre.
*ran workshops for the SA Writers Centre for Country School kids.