AGM - Monday 27 October 2014

Talented author Marika Wilson will be our guest at St Peters College for our 2014 AGM.

Champion Shorts competition results will also be a part of this evening.

We look forward to seeing lots of our members and interested literature lovers at this event.

Jan Ormerod

Jan Ormerod

In recognition of Jan Ormerod’s contribution to children’s literature, the CBCA aims to raise $5000 so that her name can be listed in memoriam as a major donor to the CBCA Awards Foundation.

Jan Ormerod was born in Western Australia in 1946. She developed her work to become a famous children’s author and illustrator, producing close to 100 titles and winning numerous awards. She inspired a whole generation of young artists.

Her numerous books include 101 Things to Do With a Baby, Lizzie Nonsense, The Story of Chicken Licken (CBCA short list), Maudie and Bear (Early Childhood Book of the Year in 2011)and Jan’s last picture book The Swap is shortlisted in the2014 CBCA Early Childhood Category.

We now accept direct deposit donations. Donations $2 and over are tax deductible. Download the donations form here.

The CBCA permanently acknowledges Benefactors ($20,000.00 & over) & Major Donors ($5000.00 & over).

CBCA Conference

The 11th National Conference of the Children's Book Council of Australia was held in Canberra recently. It was great to have 21 SA attendees including wonderful author/illustrators Janeen Brian, Phil Cummings, Jane Jolly, Sally Heinrich and Rosanne Hawke. Many of our local members attended as did some Public Librarians and teacher librarians. It was a wonderful two days of sharing National Treasures and then a spectacular day where Jackie French opened up her home and garden in the Araleun Valley for a beautiful day of food, literature and horticulture.

The next Conference will be in 2016 in Sydney - these conferences are a wonderful opportunity to re - engage with literature and connect and network with many other like minded professionals. I would recommend it.

The year for the branch has started well with 40 people attending our 'And the winner is' evening and 30 at last nights SLASA / CBCA - SA joint event.

Our next session is our popular Arts Ideas night where Evelynne Richardson will use the book week title 'Connect to Reading' to create some wonderful art we can use with students. This will be held at Westbourne Park PS - 2 Marlborough Rd, Westbourne Park on Friday 13 June - 5.30pm for a 6pm - 8pm session. $25 members $40 non members RSVP This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I hope to see you there.

Tracy Glover

CBCA - SA President



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