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Anticipate! Appreciate! Applaud!

Back in 2017!

Anticipate! Appreciate! Applaud! The Short List 2017

Tuesday 28 March 2017

As well as the announcement of the CBCA shortlist,

it was a day of professional development. 

The 2017 CBCA Book of the Year Short List is available here.

Our Keynote speaker - was the award-winning Freya Blackwood - beloved and talented children’s book illustrator. In 2015, for the first time in CBCA history, Freya Blackwood won three CBCA categories with her titles:

  • Go To Sleep Jessie with Libby Gleeson;
  • My Two Blankets with Irena Kobald and
  • The Cleo Stories: The Necklace and The Present with Libby Gleeson.

Also 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.

Booklists on the theme of Diversity are available for Members Only here

In addition, there was the  opportunity to enjoy publishers’ stands, mingle with authors, illustrators, publishers and fellow booklovers, as well as browse the bookshop.

View the program here.

Presentations delivered at the 2017 AAA will shortly be available in Members Only.

The 2017 AAA event was held at our new inner city locationRydges Sydney Central, 9.00am-3.30pm.

Rate $130 members, $165 non-members

(Includes: tea/coffee on arrival, morning and afternoon tea, buffet lunch, a glass of champagne at noon and attendance at all sessions).

All inquiries to CBCA NSW Branch Inc or download the flyer here.

E: cbcansw@bigpond.com or T: 02 9818 3858