Wednesday 26 October 2011

Children's day

Celebration!  What a delight to be asked by the Kerang library( thanks Nerida, Sue and Julie)
to be the guest speaker at a Ute picnic- readings questions, picnic.

I got to read my Ute picnic poem and also a quick taste of Chantelle's cloak- the audience was Prep to grade 2 and 170 kids came to the lush lawns out the front of the library.

We then took the detour road to Cohuna( main road still closed off after the floods earlier this year) and we read again to a smaller but non less enthusiastic crowd.

Stories and poems are synonymous with children's week celebration- how did you celebrate children's week?

Tuesday 25 October 2011

A challenge

I've done it- just now- signed up for Picture book idea month!  I crave a picture book. I've written several but being a poet I make too many word images rather than allowing room for the illustrator- so here's to a concentrated dose of commitment.

If you'd like to join the challenge- here's the link.

And best wishes for those wonderful ideas to spring to life!

Sunday 9 October 2011

More Book launches

Weekend: Saturday

It's great to support my writing friends- this weekend I went to Claire Saxby's 'Carrum Sailing club' book launch and the illustrator Christina Booth was there also!

What a treat to have author reading and illustrator turning the pages!  And a chance to catch up with friends- always much about the writing world to discuss.

Dee White launched the book- and Claire spoke about her inspiration- this is such an interesting part of the launch.  Jellyfish lollies were tossed to celebrate and a reading and participation followed.


Today in Maldon, Glenda Millard's 'For all creatures' was launched by Margaret Hamilton- on the lush lawns of Glenda's new abode.  Of course there were animals- those donkeys were wonderful.  Thanks indeed to such talented children's authors.