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April 2019

Newcastle Writers Festival Schools Programme – How To Make A Picture Book with Kirrili Lonergan

April 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newcastle Regional Library, Newcastle Library Laman Street
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia
AUD$18.50

Join illustrator/art therapist Kirrili Lonergan for this hands-on workshop. Students will create an artwork that will become a valuable tool for future use. For Years 2-3. Sessions available at 10am and 12.30pm CLICK HERE to get your tickets today! Location Children's Room, Newcastle Library Laman Street Newcastle, NSW 2300

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Newcastle Writers Festival Schools Programme – Chaos! Carts! and Champions! With Katrina McKelvey

April 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Newcastle City Hall, King Street
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia
AUD$18.50

As part of the Newcastle Writers Festival, students will be guided to continue Katrina’s picture book Up to Something. Billie and his dad have built a billy cart together to enter the local derby, but what happens during the race? Students will focus on narrative, tension and character development. For Years 3-4. Tickets available now. Hurry tickets to Katrina's 10am session have already SOLD OUT.

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Up to Something Launch at the Newcastle Writers Festival

April 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Newcastle Regional Library, Laman St
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia
Free

Celebrate the launch of the new book by Katrina McKelvey and Kirrili Lonegan at the Newcastle Writers Festival Family Takeover Day. INcludes Storytime, Book signing, Trailer release, Drawing and craft activities for the kids.

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The Incurable Imagination Book launch at the Newcastle Writers Festival Family Takeover Day

April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Newcastle Regional Library, Newcastle Library Laman Street
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia
Free

Come and join the fun of the Family Takeover when Paul Russell Author and Aśka Illustration's launch their new book The Incurable Imagination as part of the Newcastle Writers Festival, April 7th. There will be activities, readings and lots of fun.

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The Incurable Imagination | Meet the author

April 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Penguin Random House, Level 3, 100 Pacific Highway
Sydney, New South Wales Australia

The Incurable Imagination author Paul Russell will be speaking at High Tea with our Stars along with 15 other established and emerging authors in what is sure to be an interesting and informative night. The night is run by the Children's Book Council and is free for members and $40.00 for non-members. Both member and non-members need to register and pay (if a non-member) here: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=462922&

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CBCA HIgh Tea with the Stars Meet the Up to Something author Katrina McKelvey

April 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Penguin Random House, Level 3, 100 Pacific Highway
Sydney, New South Wales Australia
AUD$40.00

Up to Something author Katrina McKelvey will be speaking at High Tea with our Stars along with 14 other established and emerging authors in what is sure to be an interesting and informative night. The event is run by the Children's Book Council and is free for members and $40.00 for non-members. Both member and non-members need to register and pay (if a non-member) here: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=462922&

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Up to Something Storytime at the Gresford Billy Cart Derby

April 20 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gresford Showground, East Gresford Showground
East Gresford, NSW 2311 Australia
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Join local authors Katrina McKelvey and Kirrili Lonergan for a fun-filled storytime at the 2019 Gresford Billy Cart Derby. Katrina and Kirrili will be reading from their new book 'Up to Something" which is all about the fun of making stuff. It might even feature a billy cart or two! Park Street will be closed as the billy carts race. Enjoy the fun of the Easter fair – gumboot throwing competition, cow pat lotto, Spit the Dummy and much more.…

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Flash Fiction Festival Canberra

April 26 - April 28
Canberra, ACT Australia

Calling all aspiring writers, emerging writers, and even established writers to rub shoulders with some of the most successful writers in Australia today! Learn from our very own EK author of  Boy in the Big Blue Glasses, Susanne Gervay, on the ins and outs of Kids and YA literature at this fun-filled flash fiction weekend! Booking essential at the link below: https://aussiewriters.com.au/canberra-flash-fiction-weekend/

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May 2019

ACEL Early Childhood Conference and Susanne Gervay Book Signing

May 2 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, 176 Cumberland Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Calling all Early Learning Education Providers! Join Boy in the Big Blue Glasses author, Susanne Gervay, as she takes the spotlight as an Australian Childrens’ Author at the 4th Annual ACEL Early Childhood Conference. Early childhood education plays an integral role in linking parents, early childhood education services and community and providers to ensure that all children have access to quality learning opportunities. It is important to all work together to provide learners in the early years with a sense of…

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Does the picture tell the story? – Creating Picture Books – A Write Here! Festival Event

May 25 @ 11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Toronto Library, Cnr Brighton Ave & Pemell St
Toronto, NSW 2283 Australia
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AUD$2.00

Description There’s only a few words – how much work could it take to write a picture book? How do the words and pictures, and illustrators and authors, work together? Find out and discover some amazing children’s books when authors Deborah Kelly, Lynn Jenkins and illustrator Gwynneth Jones reveal all about creating picture books with children’s author, Jess Black. Gold coin entry Part of the Write Here! Festival 2019 - full festival program available via https://library.lakemac.com.au/write-here-festival The Write Here! Festival…

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