Iceberg Storytime - Claire Saxby

Saturday 6th August 2022

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM




DROMKEEN ‘ICEBERG STORYTIME’ Dromkeen Storytime will have a special, award-winning guest author, Claire Saxby, on Saturday, August 6th at 2.00 pm. Claire will be reading her award-winning book ‘Iceberg’.

Come and learn all about the beautiful animals that live on, around and beneath icebergs and participate in a lovely craft activity.

‘In the final freeze of an Antarctic winter, green tails wave across a star-full sky, as if to farewell endless nights. If this world looks empty, look closer… penguins trek across the ice to their winter homes. As the temperature warms, birds fly above on their long migrations. And with the advent of summer, beneath an iceberg, the sea is teeming with life.’

Blacksmithing at Dromkeen with Rob Nansen

Saturday 27th August 2022

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM



Cost: $140
Health Care Card Holders: $130.
Card must be presented.


Join us under the gumtrees with blacksmith Rob Nansen at Dromkeen for another fabulous blacksmith class and make your very own fire poker. The class begins at 10.00 am and finishes at 1.00 pm. All safety equipment is provided but make sure you rug up with long sleeves and closed-toe shoes. We also provide a delicious home-baked morning tea.

'Subbie and His Mate' Storytime & book launch ``Votes for Women``

Saturday 3rd September 2022

Book Launch: 1:00 PM

Story Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM





Mark Wilson & Corrine Fenton Present Picturebook Storytime!

At 1 pm, Corinne Fenton will launch Mark’s new picture book ‘Votes for Women’ – the Story of Nellie, Rose & Mary.

Followed by a celebration of the 30th Anniversary of ‘Subbie’ Winning the Melbourne Cup at 2 pm, Corinne will read ‘Subbie & his mate’ the picturebook Mark & Corinne have done together.

This will be followed by a “Drawing Horses & Wildlife’ Workshop with Mark Wilson.

Mark Wilson Self Publishing Workshop-Step by Step

Saturday 10th September 2022

1pm – 3.15pm



Cost: $70 via Trybooking


Geoff Maddern & Mark Wilson Present a Workshop for Amateur & Professional Writers.

The third workshop in this popular self-publishing series will feature a ‘Live upload’ onto Amazon’s publishing platform! Including live creation & up-load of the cover!

Mark and Geoff will tell you everything you need to know about self-publishing-including costs, editing, scanning, up-loading & printing. Then, in the two-hour session, they will show you, step by step, how to upload a book by uploading live during the session!

There will also be a Q&A session where Mark and Geoff will answer participants’ questions about their projects.

'Christmas Storytime' - Mark Wilson & Corinne Fenton Storytime at Dromkeen

Saturday 3rd September 2022

11:30 AM – 3:00 PM




Corinne & Mark will be in the Dromkeen gardens from 11.30 am to 3 pm to sign books & chat with visitors.
Highlights of the day will be at 2 pm with Corinne for ‘Christmas Storytime’ & Mark will follow with his drawing workshop ‘Drawing Christmas Animals’ like penguins, polar bears & seals, & lots of other Christmas things! This event is for all ages – even the really little ones!
Children can sit and draw with Mark during the day, & parents can chat, enjoy the gardens & galleries, or check out the book & coffee shop.
What better way to celebrate Christmas

Storytime For Children

1st Saturday of Every Month

2:00 PM to  3 PM.


Storytime for children on the 1st Saturday of every month from 2 – 3 pm.

Enjoy an hour of storytime fun with activities. Parents are welcome to browse the gallery and visit the Dromkeen Tearoom.