Booking speakers is our not-so-secret power! Excitement is building as CBCA Book Week approaches, so to celebrate in your school or library with a visit from an author, illustrator, poet or storyteller, please be sure to contact our office via a website enquiry, email or phone call (all contact details are on our website).
Voices on the Move
Jackie Frenchwill be visiting Brisbane and is available for one day only on Thursday October 17. Jackie is a former Children's Laureate, Australian of the Year, and National Treasure, so this is a great opportunity to secure a visit from one of Australia's best-loved children's authors.
Our year 9 students have been studying Jackie French's novel "Nanberry". Jackie is an excellent communicator and responded well to questions by our students.
We don't normally have a whole cohort for an author visit but Jackie was able to handle the boys very well.
Of course, we have a number of inspiring speakers visiting to Brisbane and elsewhere over the coming months - check out all the up-to-date details on our Touring Speakers page.
The Spotlight is on Joanne Brooker
Joanne Brookeris an award winning professional illustrator and art tutor. Formerly an editorial illustrator with News Ltd newspapers from 1992 until 2001, Joanne left to travel and work around the world as a freelance artist.
Joanne designs and tutors a wide variety of art workshops which she has successfully taken all over Australia, Dubai and Qatar.
Her workshops include Cartooning, Caricature, Political cartooning, Manga Character Creation, Picture book design, Drawing Basics, Basics of Oil Painting and Memoir book creation. Each workshop has been customised to fit Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced students.
Queensland Media Awards Best Political cartoon 2003/2006/2007
NSW Journalism Awards. Best Artwork 2005.
Bringing Down the House. Old Parliament House, Canberra, Australia. People’s Choice Award.
The Stanley Awards. Artist of the Year. Gold Stanley, Caricaturist of the Year, Best Realist Artist.
Coffs Harbour Rotary Awards. Best caricature. Five times awarded.
The Clarion Award. 2011
Walkley Awards. State Finalist.
A special thank you for supporting our cultural festival for youth, Voices on the Range this year. We were very pleased you were able to participate in a project which boosts the profile of English and literacy in the Darling Downs community.
-Voices on the Range, Toowoomba
Edwina Shaw has edited a new book about the Bjelke-Petersen years in Queensland, with many notable contributors
including Nick Earls and Melissa Lucashenko, among others. The book will be launched on Friday, 23 August at Kurilpa Hall, West End starting at 6:00pm.
Mona likes to moan. Kiki is a worry-wart. Bart loves following rules. And Zane HATES following rules. When the four of them are put into The Secret Science Society together, this could only mean one thing: DISASTER!
Dynamic Duo, Kathy Hoopmann and Josie Montano have teamed up to produce a rollicking adventure with a bunch of characters with diagnoses that have a lot of letters (ASD, ADHD, GAD). To find out what the secret is all about, come and help them celebrate their book launch with cake and conversation. This junior novel has been illustrated by Ann-Marie Finn and published by Wombat Books.
Dave Lowehas written a play for children: "My Hamster is a Genius" based on his book of the same title. The play will run From August 10 and through the September/October school holidays, at the Brisbane Arts theatre. For more information and to buy tickets, clickhere.
Dates for your Diary
CBCA Book of the Year Announced at noon. Announcements via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Dr Rob the TV Scientist will launch Josie Montano and Kathy Hoopmann's Book at 11.30 at Arana Hills Library.
Edwina Shaw Book Launch, Kurilpa Hall West End at 6pm
Story Arts, Brisbane
"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." — Frederick Douglass
Yours in promoting literacy from all at the Speakers Ink team,