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  • Member author, internationally published, Belinda Murrell, has been appointed director of the Kids & YA Festival to be held on Saturday 30 June 2018 at the NSW Writers Centre. Belinda is calling for submissions from people involved in the writing community. Details here. 

  • PINEROLO, Children’s Book Cottage, NEWS – The forthcoming Picture Books Workshop with highly acclaimed illustrator, Lisa Stewart is on Saturday 21st October 2017. Details and registration form here. 




  • Member author, KATRINA ROE, invites one and all to the launch of her book, Gemma gets the Jitters on September 9. Details here.


  • Member, JAN LATTA, author and photographer,

has created an exciting video, Escape to Everywhere, especially for CBCA Book Week 2017. See the big cats of Africa, endangered rhinos, wild elephants, the elusive leopards in Sri Lanka, pandas in China, Dr Jane Goodall’s chimps in Uganda, orangutans in Borneo and tigers in India. Contact Jan here. View her website here detailing her 13 True to Life series of books about animals in the wild.

  • Member, PATRICIA BERNARD author of Legend of The Three Moons, has an interview here on her Youtube channel with a  teenage fan. Legend of The Three Moons has its own Facebook page. The sequel is on its way, The Night Parrot Prince at the Gates of Doom. 
  • Member, theatre production manager and writer, WENDY BLAXLAND is delighted to report funding to seek philanthropic support for the rebuilding of Marion Street Theatre, Killara. More details here.
  • 2017 Historical Novel Society Australasia Conference will be held at Swinburne University, Melbourne, on 8th-10th September. Details are here

  •  Read IBBY Australia Media Release 24/03/17 here announcing the Australian nominees for the Hans Christian Andersen Awards 2018. 

  • Member, Aura Parker, author and illustrator of TWIG extends an invitation to watch her interview on Kinderling radio here about picture books, the first day of school and the dilemma of illustrating a character who likes to blend into the background of her own story.