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February 2019

Creating Creative Writers—a PD Conference for Teachers and Teacher Librarians

February 26 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
State Library of New South Wales, Corner of Macquarie Street and Shakespeare Place
Sydney, New South Wales Australia
$250.00

Creating Creative Writers brings together teachers, librarians and some of Australia’s finest children’s authors and illustrators in a one-day professional development conference that focuses on encouraging creativity and developing enthusiastic, confident young writers. Attendees will leave with renewed enthusiasm for how to teach writing and illustration, and a barrel load of fun, practical activities and best practice ideas that can be implemented immediately in their classrooms. SCBWI is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development…

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April 2019

Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2019

April 1 - April 4
Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Piazza Costitiuzione - 6
Bologna, 40128 Italy

EK Books will be at the Bologna Children's Book Fair 2019. Publishers, illustrators, graphic designers, literary agents, authors, translators, mobile developers, licensors and licensees, packagers, printers, distributors, audiobook professionals, booksellers, brands, librarians and teachers flock to the event each spring to experience the business world of children's books and multimedia products in hundreds of booths across six huge halls. The Bologna Children's Book Fair will take place from April 1 to 4, 2019. Visit the website at www.bolognachildrensbookfair.com for more…

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Newcastle Writers Festival Schools Programme – Seeing with New Eyes Lynn Jenkins

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

Seeing with New Eyes with Lynn Jenkins As part of the Newcastle Writers Festival Schools Programme, students will gain an understanding of mindfulness and how to use it in a general way as well as a technique to write more descriptively. For Years 5-6. SOLD OUT.

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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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