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CBCA Tasmania Annual General Meeting

Saturday, November 7

Hadley's Orient Hotel, Murray Street, Hobart: RSVP Monday, Nov 2

and by Zoom (details will be provided to registered participants): RSVP Thursday Nov 5

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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.

Book of the Year Awards 2020

Shortlist 2020

Notables 2020

Latest news (please scroll)

From the blog: Do you fit in?

This week’s blog presents a wonderful array of books about ‘fitting in’ that are sure to tantalise readers of all ages. Thank you, Maureen for this great selection of title exploring those awkward and difficult momenta and events that life throws at all of us.

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From the blog: The Kids’ Own Book Cubby at Hobart Library.

An ongoing project to involve children in creative writing and self-publication now has a place for others to share and read these ‘stories in the impressive Kids’ Own Cubby at the Hobart Library. Find out more about Victoria Ryle’s work with children and how this is informing a doctoral study.

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From the blog: Now and Then … and Then Again

Fiona Levings reflects on the inspiration and historical perspectives inspired by her own home and captured so evocatively in her recent picture book, Now and Then. A fascinating examination of the history of a home, set in Margate, Tasmania.

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Events calendar

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

$15 Non Members

CBCA Members Free

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Book Week 2020: October 17–23


Art work by Gwyn Perkins



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Online Resources

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)