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Armidale Meetup
Join director of Share Your Story, Michelle Worthington, on her Northern NSW Tour for Johnny's Beard. Johnny’s Beard is magnificent and splendiferous, but is it amazing enough to help the forest animals get through the long cold winter? Johnny is obsessed with looking after his beautiful beard. When winter comes, he needs to decide how best to help his friends, even if it means giving up the one thing he loves the most. This engaging book introduces children to the musicality of words, the power of descriptive language and captures their imagination with illustrations that dance along the page. From the author/illustrator duo who were listed on the 2018 CBCA Picture Book of the Year Notable list for The World’s Worst Pirate, this new picture book is sure to delight their growing legion of fans, both young and old.

Reader's Companion

151 Beardy Street · Armidale

What we're about

Share Your Story is for aspiring authors and illustrators who would like realise their dream of getting published, but don't know where to start.

If you would like to learn from experienced published authors and industry professionals as they share the story behind the story, book now for one of our educational or social Meetup events.

The journey towards publication is different for each of our guest speakers and they will be sharing tips, trials and triumphs in a series of talks and Q and A panels, providing hands on, practical information in our workshops.

If you have a story you are wanting to get published, come and hear from those who have been there, done that to learn what worked and what to avoid.

We will also be showcasing the guest authors works and they would love to personally sign books for you on the day. You will also have the opportunity to share your story in an open mic session and get feeback from industry professionals.

Topics we cover in our workshops and seminars include self publishing vs traditional publishing, the submission process, marketing, social media for authors and identifying industry trends. You can find out more about our workshops, manuscript assessments and mentor programs at

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