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Monday, 5 November 2018

From the blog: Emily Conolan – It's all about choice

At the recent CBCA Tasmania AGM were lucky to have Emily Conolan come and talk to members about her new series The Freedom Finders (released April 2018).

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Sunday, 28 October 2018

From the blog: When kids read a bout a challenging situation

Join Tania this week as she shares experiences when students have been challenged by the content in the books they have been reading and the opportunities for thoughtful conversations that arise.

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Monday, 22 October 2018

From the blog: The Power of a Good Book

Another wonderful story from the Tamar Valley Writer’s Festival about the increased opportunities for authors and readers to communicate with each other and the enrichment to both that can follow.

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Sunday, 14 October 2018

From the blog: Find Your Treasure - Christina Booth

This week Christina Booth discusses her career as a writer and illustrator with particular reference to the busy-ness of Book Week and how she refers to her own special creative journey to ‘Find her Treasure’- ‘I started with some stories of my stolen beginnings…’

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Sunday, 7 October 2018

From the blog: Words by the Riverside: Some thoughts on The Tamar Valley Writers Festival

Lyndon Riggall shares a smattering of some of the smorgasbord of delights at this year’s festival. I too was fortunate to be in the audience of these sessions and also witnessed the masterful leadership of the panel discussions that Lyndon chaired – he certainly made the panelists dig deep into their inspirational centres to share amazing personal stories, anecdotes and insights.

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Monday, 1 October 2018

Creative Networking with the Hobart CWIlls

Discover a wonderful informal group of authors, illustrators, and those testing the waters in this creative field, that gather in Hobart. It is wonderful to see such a vibrant network of Tasmanian creators that enrich the children’s and young adult publishing palette. Read on and learn about the vibrant Hobart Children’s Writers and Illustrators (CWIlls). Read on and learn about the vibrant Hobart Children’s Writers and Illustrators

Monday, 24 September 2018

From the blog: Shine Mountain Gleams in the Limelight

Book launches are special – a magical way to gain insights into a book through the eyes of another. This week, Patsy Jones shares her recent Hobart book launch experience for Julie Hunt’s much anticipated Shine Mountain – and exposes a little bit of herself and of the book launcher as well. Post

Sunday, 16 September 2018

From the blog: Wonderous Wonderland

With a bit of meandering at the start, Jennie shares her recent visit to Wonderland, Alice’s magical world in the heart of Melbourne.

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Saturday, 8 September 2018

From the blog: Words, glorious words

Enjoy the magic of words in this engaging post by New Zealand children’s author Kyle Mewburn. Kyle is heading to Tasmania for next week’s Tamar Valley Writers’ Festival and this post gives us a glimpse of what we can expect – captivation and lots of fun!

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Tuesday, 4 September 2018

From the blog: Like a duck paddling…behind the scenes at Tamar Valley Writers Festival

This week Nella gives us the long view of an event like the Tamar Valley Writers Festival, from early planning to a mere 10 sleeps away – don’t forget to check out the program link!

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