We are incredibly proud of the following Speakers Inkers who have been announed on the 2018 CBCA Short List. Congratulations:
Peter Carnavas, Liz Anelli, Carole Wilkinson, Anne Spudvilas and Prue Mason
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23 Apr - 11 May 2018
Central Goldfields/Gannawarra Shires Victoria
26 Apr - 04 May 2018
Maryborough/Hervey Bay Region
30 Apr - 04 May 2018
14 May - 18 May 2018
14 May - 25 May 2018
What people are saying
Inspirational, extremely open to students questions, flexible to school routine, excellent speaker.
You made it easy for this first-timer - thank you so much!
I am in Grade 9 this year, and I just wanted you to know that I thought you spoke very well. I came home and went straight onto your website and printed out your writing tips. I hope to get down to the library soon to borrow Destiny of the Light. So thanks very much for coming to speak to us today. I know you had a big impact on some of my friends. Good luck for the future.
Gabrielle has visited our school for the past three years and run her Chinese watercolour painting session with our year 7s. This complements the text that they study at this year level, Chinese Cinderella. Gabrielle is a true professional with a wonderful instructional manner. She incorporates her Chinese heritage into the workshops beautifully and has the students spellbound. The lovely thing about her sessions is that being able to produce a credible Chinese watercolour at the end of the ses [...]
Marco's visit to Terrace was very successful. He engaged and entertained the boys at a voluntary lunchtime workshop, sharing stories and delivering poems. He then spoke to all of the Year 5 and 6 boys during class. This was very well received by the boys and they were enthralled with his poetry performances. The interactive poetry performance, where students were involved, was a highlight. These sessions with Marco gave the boys a positive attitude towards poetry.
Last week, I attended your seminar on the Gold Coast and enjoyed it immensely. Thank you so much for your time and for passing your knowledge on to us in such an enlightened manner. Even though I'm sure you don't need it - I wish you every success with your next book.
Mawter's stories have the uncouth humour reminiscent of Roald Dahl and Paul Jennings and therefore children will find them absolutely delightful.
I wanted to let you know about the success of the Writers’ block event, at Robina branch library and auditorium last Saturday. It was such a good day and the feedback we received on the speakers was overwhelmingly positive. Venero was very engaging, great to work with, and pitched his presentation perfectly for the event. He made it so easy for City Libraries to look good. Thanks for your assistance in finding excellent speakers to make this event so successful.
Philip Wilcox was highly motivating. The students responded well and created excellent poems. The showcase was well attended and exciting. Phil was very generous with his time.