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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.

Book of the Year Awards 2020

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)

From the blog: All emotions allowed here...

This week, Victoria Ryle hones in on supporting young readers in difficult times to enrich their reading and writing endeavours and exemplifies the value of creative mentors to guide the process.


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From the blog: Pearl and Dooley – Sally Odgers

I first met Sally as a visiting author to my school in Launceston some 30 years ago and she continues to write, inspire others to put pen to paper and hit the mark for her young and YA readers. This week Tasmanian author Sally Odgers introduces two of her favourite characters – Pearl and Dooley.

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From the blog: 2020 SCBWI Winter Conference in New York City:

This week guest author Verity Croker shares a prestigious writers’ event that fell before the pandemic closed international borders and cancelled conferences and events. Find out what happens when the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators gather together.

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Events calendar

Book Week 2020: October 17–23


Art work by Gwyn Perkins


June 2020

April 2020

Book Week 2019 Special Edition

September 2019


Newsletter Archive

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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)