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A Celestial Launch

A Celestial Launch

What a glorious weekend we had in Canberra for the launch of the Celestial Empire exhibition at The National Library, and the picture book that was written specifically to tie in with the exhibition, which is of course my picture book New Year Surprise! I found out later at the dinner that this exhibition had one of […]

Ambassador Duties

Ambassador Duties

What a thrill it has been this Australia Day, January 26, to be an Ambassador and visiting Kempsey. Thank you to Kempsey Shire Council and the mayor, Liz Campbell for hosting us for this wonderful gathering. It was a delight being there in Kempsey … again! So how do you get to Kempsey? When you […]

@ the National Library of Australia

@ the National Library of Australia

Late in 2014 I received an email from Susan Hall, publisher at the National Library of Australia informing me that they would be holding an exhibition about the history of Beijing, using items from the National Library of China as well as from their own extensive Asian Collection. … I was wondering if you would be interested […]

Back to the Glasshouse

Back to the Glasshouse

What a thrill it was yesterday to be back at one of my favourite Sydney haunts running a writing workshop for a group of award winning primary school students. This year the State Library of NSW was hosting the Write On awards an annual writing competition open to all primary students in Years 1 to 6. They had to […]

@ the Glasshouse

@ the Glasshouse

I was so thrilled last year when the Learning Services crew at the State Library of NSW snaffled me to come in and be part of their 2015 Book Week celebrations – and today was that day. Not only was it the chatting to schools in New South Wales and Victoria over the video connection but I was also able […]

Festival Workshop

Festival Workshop

I seem to be nearly LIVING at the NSW State Library this year which is just delightful as I love this place! Yesterday, Saturday, I was there for my Sydney Writers Festival Writing Workshop gig in conjunction with the NSW Branch of the Children’s Book Council of Australia (thanks Maryanne for spending all day with me too) and back […]

Professional Learning Day

Professional Learning Day

One of my favourite places is the State Library of NSW and last Friday I was there with the education crew (do check out their digital portal Learning @ the Library). I was speaking as part of the Teaching and Learning, Technology and Libraries 2014 day (and again in August). It was great to be able to […]

State Library NSW

State Library NSW

Last night visited the State Library of NSW to attend the Teacher Launch Event, my turn to be a partner! The library, through the Community Learning Services was launching their new online resource Learning@the Library. This is full of digitised documents including original diaries, documents and letters – with transcriptions where appropriate. The Library has […]

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