In Profile-Creative writing-literature

Magabala Books (Broome, Western Australia)

Australia’s oldest independent Indigenous publishing house, Magabala is a not-for-profit organisation working to preserve, develop and promote Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. The organisation publish books written, edited, compiled and illustrated by Indigenous Australians as well as support the professional learning of emerging and established creators.

Name of people/language group: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Art subject areas/cultural expertise: Creative writing/literature, Visual Arts, cross-curriculum.
Suitability: Kindergarten to Year 12 students.
Cost: varies - see online catalogues.
Can provide services in regional Western Australia: Yes.
Professional learning opportunities for teachers: Teacher notes provided with published titles.
Caters for children with disabilities: No.
Education resources provided: High quality publications and teachers notes.
Contact for bookings: Magabala Books
Tel: +61 (08) 9192 1991
Email: info@magabala.com
Web: www.magabala.com
 

Fremantle Press (Fremantle, Western Australia)

An independent not-for-profit publishing house with works by new and established Western Australian authors in the fields of poetry, literary fiction, non-fiction, creative non-fiction and children’s literature. The Indigenous titles catalogue has more than 50 publications in print including the first Indigenous title ever to win the Miles Franklin Award – Benang by Kim Scott – and the world’s best-selling Indigenous title – My Place by Sally Morgan. The catalogue also includes picture books for the very young, Indigenous first readers and books suitable for middle primary to upper secondary school students. Fremantle Press also publishes and distributes a small number of visual art books and histories prepared by Indigenous communities in Western Australia.  Fremantle Press has access to a small number of Indigenous authors and illustrators who like to participate in school or library visits.

Name of people/language group: various Western Australian based groups.
Art subject areas/cultural expertise: Creative writing/literature, Visual Arts, cultural awareness/competency.
Suitability: Pre-primary to Year 12 students.
Cost: for titles varies; Fremantle Press charge rates in line with those recommended by the Australian Society of Authors.
Can provide services in regional Western Australia: Yes.
Professional learning opportunities for teachers: Yes.
Caters for children with disabilities: Yes
Education resources provided: Teaching notes.
Contact for bookings: Claire Miller (author workshop bookings only)
Tel: +61 (08) 9430 6331
Email: admin@fremantlepress.com.au
Web: http://fremantlepress.wordpress.com/author-booking-page/