Newcastle Writers Festival 2016

digby props
WOW! What a glorious time I had, presenting Digby Fixit Live! at this year’s Newcastle Writers Festival. A big thank you to Julie Swane from Newcastle Regional Libraries and NWF board members, for this amazing opportunity. I had a blast!

Thursday 31st March saw Digby set-up in the Link Gallery at the beautiful Newcastle Museum, ready for three delightful school groups to take part in the Digby Fixit Live! experience. Each group thoroughly enjoyed meeting Digby and helping him fatten up the moon. We engaged in lovely conversation about the moon, stories and creating picture books. Thank you for coming along, kids and teachers!

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Digby also made an appearance at Saturday’s Family Fun Day, held in Laman Street and Newcastle Library, on April 2nd. Digby and I took to the stage at an almighty pace, dazzling an enthusiastic, young audience and their families with our crazy moon-antics! 🙂

image courtesy of the mummy project
 image courtesy of the mummy project

It was an honour to present alongside such fine authors and illustrators. Star-struck! 🙂

Digby Fixit Live! at Hunter Wetlands Centre

Digby Live at Wetlands poster

Digby Fixit Live! is coming to Hunter Wetlands Centre, these school holidays! From 10am Thursday, 14th April, come and see Digby’s Moon Mission brought to life by children’s author and performer, Renee Price (and Digby, of course!).
Following the show, Renee will be holding a book signing. There’s also craft and a Wetlands Reptile Encounter for all who attend!

Bookings are essential! Click here for ticket information.

See you there!

Renee and Digby promo low-res

Digby Fixit Live! at Newcastle Writers Festival

It is with absolute excitement (and nerves!) to announce that I am a presenter at this year’s Newcastle Writers Festival.

Digby Fixit Live! will be performed for three primary school bookings on Thursday 31st March at Newcastle Museum. There will also be a chance for the general public to catch Digby on Saturday, 2nd April on the Laman St stage, just outside the front entrance to Newcastle Regional Library. This forms part of the Family Fun Day and is a FREE event. I will be available for a book signing, following the performance.

If you would like to come along, Digby Fixit Live! kicks off at 11.30am!

NWF kids event
For full program and presenter information, please click on the above image.

Hope to see you there!

Storytime with Digby @ Charlestown Square!


Who wants to come and hang out with Digby at The Treehouse?!!

Join us for a special Digby’s Moon Mission story time on Wednesday, 16th December at 10am.

I will be giving away a signed copy after story time and donating a copy to The Treehouse’s book exchange. Dymocks bookstore will have hardback and paperback copies of Digby’s Moon Mission available for purchase, too! Just in time for Christmas! 🎄

The Treehouse is located on the Ground Level of Charlestown Square (near Cafe Salt).

Hope to see you there!! 😄

Books Light Up Our World – Picture Book Reviews and Activities

In 2015, Book Week (hosted by the Children’s Book Council of Australia) will run from August 22nd – 28th with the theme – ‘Books Light Up Our World’. In ‘light’ of this, Romi Sharp, founder of Just Write For Kids Blog, has compiled a gorgeous list of children’s books and accompanying activity ideas (it’s a two-part-post so stay tuned to the page!)

Click here to see who features among these wonderful titles! Thanks, #JustWriteForKidsOZ!


Digby’s Moon Mission by Renee Price

A New Blog Spot!

Come and visit Just Write For Kids Australia!
My new blog spot!

I’m thrilled to announce I’m part of the #JustWriteForKidsOZ team as a regular blogger.
Just Write For Kids is the fresh face on the children’s books block, committed to engaging and supporting others in the Australian children’s literature community, including authors, illustrators and teachers.

On the second Saturday of each month, I will be posting articles about my writing experience, becoming a published author, hints and tips for writing in the children’s lit field, and lots more! I feel honoured to be part of such a wonderful team.

My first post is now live! This month, I share my story about what brought me to writing – Click HERE to check it out.

I’d love to hear your stories as well so please, feel free to leave a comment below the article or leave the team a comment on the JWFK Facebook page!

You can catch us on Twitter, too – we’re everywhere… how awesome is that?! 🙂