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Writing at the National Library

Writing at the National Library

Having just returned from the Bologna Book Fair (I did have two days rest and yes, I will be posting about Bologna shortly) it was a driving day down to Canberra to one of my favourite places, the National Library, in time for a Thursday afternoon Writing Workshop.  Thanks to Ben and the crew down there for organising […]

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 […]

New England photo update

New England photo update

More on the Carolinas later but Pam Vaughan (official photographer for the New England conference last weekend) has just sent me oodles and poodles of photos … so if you don’t want to see piccies of me in action – then look away now! There are photos of me with friends, of me panelling, photos […]

Hindi and Tamil Water

Hindi and Tamil Water

This is a post about my book Water – not the water flowing in Hindi and Tamil lands but my picture book, which is now officially published in Hindi and Tamil, although I know not which one is Hindi and which one is Tamil. And it is available from all good bookstores here in India – well […]

Hi the Glasshouse

Hi the Glasshouse

Before the flight home from my Port Macquarie based school visits last week, Saturday morning found me holding a writing workshop at the Glasshouse in at Port Macquarie. We were small in number but the eight young ladies and I, we had heaps of fun. So thanks to Vana and to Skye Frost (the Public Programs & […]

Here comes Hudson

Here comes Hudson

So, Saturday was a train trip up to Hudson in upstate New York to run a Tool Box workshop with members from Nancy Castaldo’s Eastern New York SCBWI chapter. But first we had to get there … It was an early morning rise for these holiday people, a taxi ride to Penn Station and then […]

Hey SCBWI Eastern PA

Hey SCBWI Eastern PA

Thanks to Marilyn Hershey, that fantastic Regional Advisor for the Eastern Pennsylvania SCBWI chapter who last year convinced me (okay it didn’t take a lot of convincing) to come a few days early to the Winter SCBWI conference, which begins this coming Friday, and spend part of the weekend with her crew for a picture book […]

Workshop

Workshop

A few quick snaps from tonight’s e:lit workshop Exploring the CBCA shortlist up at Warrimoo Public School – with their wonderful librarian Jenny Foster and the 30 folks in attendance. We explored the books, the activites in previous shortlist booklets, looked at a few grabs from the National Curriculum, and the relevance of literature, themes […]

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