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July at Ford Street

Speech Pathology Shortlist

Congratulations to Robyn Osborne and Sadami Konchi for My Dogs Socks being shortlisted in the Speech Pathology Award.


2018 Book Week – Find Your Treasure

CBCA Children’s Book Week 2018 runs from 17-24 August.

Book your living Australian Author/Illustrator Treasures early to avoid disappointment.

Go to Creative Net Speakers’ Agency to book an author/illustrator visit to make your Book Week extra special and a memory to treasure: creativenetspeakers.com


An Evening With …

Come share an evening with Simmone Howell, Fiona Wood, Cath Crowley and George Ivanoff on 29th August from 6pm-8pm. $22.00 (inc GST) price includes light refreshments. A book stall will be operating throughout the evening.


2018 Tamar Valley Writers Festival September 14-16

Creative Net authors and illustrators Paul Collins, George Ivanoff, Jackie Kerin, Marc Mcbride, Kyle Mewburn and Andrew Plant will be appearing at the Tamar Valley Writers’ Festival 14 — 16 September.

The hub chosen for the 2018 Festival is the charming, Swiss-inspired village of Grindelwald, just 20 minutes’ drive from Launceston with Northern Tasmania’s picturesque and award-winning Tamar Valley Wine Route at its doorstep.

More details can be found on the website: tamarvalleywritersfestival.com.au


Keeping Books Alive

A professional development seminar designed to inform and inspire primary and secondary school teachers, librarians and literacy support professionals and educators.


6 Minute and 7 Minute Stories

Paul Collins and Meredith Costain’s 6 Minute Stories for 6 Year Olds and 7 Minute Stories for 7 Year Olds (Scholastic Aust) have sold to Scholastic India. Titles will be renamed Magic Mayhem and Other Stories and Zoo Trouble and Other Stories.



One of our authors, Patrick Guest (CBCA Shortlisted 2018), is offering an inspiring presentation/workshop aimed at 15-18 year old students and sponsored by Donate Life Australia. Patrick’s new book, ‘Rabby the Brave‘ was inspired by a friend who donated a kidney to her husband.

The Hero’s Journey‘ project is part-writing workshop, part-motivational speech where senior students are welcomed to adulthood, invited into a heroic life and made aware (without pressure) that 16 year-olds are eligible to make the profoundly grownup decision to register for organ donation. The program is free of charge and will run until July 2019 throughout Victorian Secondary Schools.

Contact Paul to book a date.

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