South Coast Readers and Writers Festival – Author Talk and Activities with Liv Lorkin

Join Liv Lorkin at the South Coast Readers and Writers Festival. Reading from her middle-grade novel Sage and the Journey of Grief. Tickets are free but booking is required through the Thirroul Library….
Portrait of Liv Lorkin, a talented author, illustrator, and designer. She is captured smiling at the camera, showcasing shoulder-length short brown hair and a freckled face. The background features illustrations on the wall, providing a glimpse into her creative and artistic environment.

Australian children’s book author, illustrator and visual storyteller. I weave magic, creativity and fun into all I do.

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One minute you’re surrounded by hot cross buns and chocolate eggs and the next the freight train of flowers, fragrant-filled bath sets and mum mugs are filling the shops. As a motherless daughter, the pink-laden lead-up to Mother’s Day can fill me with dread.

Continue Reading

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Lillian Rabbit was an exceptionally punctual student at the Woodland Grove Schoolhouse. She had only been attending for no more than two full moons and was never a minute late. To her headmistress’s delight, she kept to herself, never made a fuss and could count up to ten with very little help. She would arrive before class started and was out the door at precisely 3pm each day.

Continue Reading

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Continue Reading

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Continue Reading

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Sometimes grief comes to the Christmas feast-filled table unexpectedly. Other times it appears wrapped neatly under the tree for all to see. The holidays can be a wonderful and joy-filled time of year and for others experiencing the loss of a loved one, it can be one of the most emotionally challenging. For some kids this might be their first holidays without their loved one and this might change how they feel and react to the season. 

Continue Reading

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I’ve left a lot of hyperfixations, hobbies and career paths on the metaphorical floor over the years. I felt a lot of shame about this for quite a while. After my ADHD diagnosis I grieved for the support systems I didn’t have growing up and how much I internalised the shame I felt over the failures I’ve had along my career path. Now I’m relearning how I define success and find a healthy balance on my business journey.

Continue Reading