The weekly grocery shop provides access to books – this week Lyndon Riggall considers the merits of a recent commercial promotion.
Welcome to the CBCA (Tasmanian Branch) Inc. website
CBCA Tasmania and COVID-19
Activities of CBCA Tas Branch have been interrupted by the COVID-19 virus. At this stage, we are still accepting Institutional Memberships and requests for access to the Author/Illustrator Workshops in schools.
Due to the declared state of emergency in Tasmania (declared March 19 2020), no Workshops will be occurring for at least 12 weeks.
We will provide links to resources that can be used at home.
2020 Executive elected on November 2, 2019
Your 2020 executive are:
President - Leanne Rands
Vice President - Victoria Ryle
Secretary - Steve Martin
Treasurer - Felicity Sly
We welcome enquiries. Please go to our contacts page.
Membership for 2020
Join or renew now to support the volunteer operations of CBCA Tas branch.
Personal or institution membership forms can be accessed here.
Activities to support the lead up to Book Week (Notables Events, Shortlist Events and Judges’ Talks) are currently suspended.
Merchandise packages will be sent to schools with Institutional Memberships (free merchandise and postage)
We’ll advertise events as they can be scheduled.
Latest news (please scroll)
Mum’s are invited to put their feet up this Father’s Day and let the Dads share in some of the bedtime rituals – such as reading the bedtime story! This week’s blogger is Felicity Sly, a Teacher Librarian at Don College in Devonport and CBCA Tasmania Committee Member.
We all know what a difficult year it has been for those who work in the arts and CBCA Tasmania has provided a platform for our local children’s authors and illustrators to share their recent creative works via our blog. This week Nella Pickup provides an overview of a number of 2020 of publications, some still to be released. If something resonates, then ‘read local’ but also ‘buy local’ and show your support for Tasmanian book sellers as a lead up to Love Your Bookshop Day.
Tasmanian writer Irene Cowell tracks her technology development as her writing career developed. Regardless of the tech at your fingertips it is the story that you have tell that is most important.
CBCA Book of the Year Awards Southern Event: Friday October 23 2020
Connecting Readers, Writers and Stories in the Digital Age
Afternoon Tea with Guest Presenter Christina Booth
Rosny Library (48 Bligh St, Rosny)
5:15 for 5:30 start
Register via Eventbrite
Book Week 2020: October 17–23
CURIOUS CREATURES, WILD MINDS
Art work by Gwyn Perkins
Join the conversation
Visit the CBCA website to access Reading Time for children's book news and reviews.
Links to book related activities from the Kid Lit blog
Audible resources free whilst schools closed
Cloudyseas activities (Coral Tulloch facebook)