May Gibbs Children's Literature Trust

Supporting the careers and creativity of contemporary
Australian children's authors and illustrators

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Applications are now open for 2024 Creative Time Residential Fellowships

Completed applications must be received by 11.59pm on Tuesday 31st May 2023.

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Devonshire Afternoon Tea with Sandra Kendell

Come along to the May Gibbs Children's Literature Trust Devonshire Afternoon Tea to meet one of our 2023 Fellows, Sandra Kendell.


A little help from my friends.

Join Author and illustrator Matt Shanks for a reading of Herman Crab, followed by a drawing workshop. For children ages 4 -10.


Meet the recipient of our 2023 Ian Wilson Memorial Fellowship

We take the pleasure in announcing the recipient selected to undertake the May Gibbs Children's Literature Trust Ian Wilson Memorial Fellowship in 2023.

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ANNOUNCING OUR 2023 Creative Time Residential Fellowships Recipients

We take the pleasure in announcing the six recipients selected to undertake a May Gibbs Children's Literature Trust Creative Time Residential Fellowship in 2023.



"The benefits of the May Gibbs Creative Time Residential Fellowship have been immeasurable! I was able to bring several projects to a stage they would not have reached for years, had I not been given the uninterrupted time to write.During my stay in Adelaide, I am very grateful to have spent time with so many generous, inspiring and invigorating people….. and with no one at all. I loved every second of my time spent in the Burrow. 

Thank you!"

The gorgeous illustrations above we supplied by Emma during her Fellowship.

Emma Quay

This month ... full ideas have formed, connections made, Norwood footpaths walked. I’m not the same writer who would have come here in 2019.'

Kate O’Donnell

"The Creative Time Residential Fellowship was a wonderful gift. I found myself reflecting deeply about my writing process, my work and my future creative projects". 

Caz Goodwin

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