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2017 Anticipate! Appreciate! Applaud! The Short List

2017 Anticipate! Appreciate! Applaud! The Short List was held on Tuesday 28 March at Rydges Sydney Central.
The highlight of the event was the announcement of the CBCA shortlist, combined with a day of professional development.
Our Keynote speaker - was the award-winning Freya Blackwood who was followed by our specialist panel - Victoria Roberts, Sue Whiting, Judith Ridge, Sarah Foster and Katrina McKelvey - talked about and nominated their shortlists.
In the afternoon, publishers promoted their new titles around the theme of diversity.
In addition, there was the opportunity to enjoy publishers’ stands, mingle with authors, illustrators, publishers and fellow booklovers, as well as browse the bookshop.