A Drone's Eye View of your Manuscript

Thursday, May 12 10-11:30am direct from Montana, USA


Learn to see the overall structure of your novel with simple tools. Author and writing teacher Darcy Pattison helps you confirm that the major plot points fall in the right places and events lead to a dramatic climax. A single chapter is easy to write. But to make a novel work, you must sequence the chapters in the right order and with the right events to make readers refuse to put the book down. Come and learn simple exercises to help you see your novel from a drone's eye view.


Still touching hearts: an evening with May Gibbs

The National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature requests the pleasure of your company at an evening with May Gibbs.

Two exceptional speakers will entertain us. Jane Brummitt will talk about Gifts from May Gibbs and Tania McCartney will give us an intimate view of May in a talk entitled Mamie: a celebration of May's life for modern children. To read more, go to Tania's blog.
During the evening, Jane Brummitt will be generously donating to the National Centre an original framed artwork by May Gibbs. This artwork is a preliminary piece created for May’s early work, Gum Blossom Babies (1916)

When: 11 MAY 2017 5.30pm–7.00pm
Where: ALIA House. 9–11 Napier Close. Deakin 2600
Cost: $15 ($12 for Members of The CBCA)
RSVP: 9 May 2017  

Bookings are essential and seating is limited.
You may confirm your place by emailing ncaclevent@yahoo.com

Harry Hartogs Bookseller will be selling books by May Gibbs, Jane Brummitt and Tania McCartney as well as the CBCA shortlisted titles.


Join multi award-winning author Libby Gleeson and children’s book publisher Margaret Hamilton for a day of guidance and mentorship on creating children’s picture books. This can involve your existing project or a new idea for a picture book. Invaluable opportunity for aspiring authors or those working on a project who need input and guidance. All ages and levels of experience welcome.

LIBBY GLEESON AM has published over 30 books for children and teenagers. Libby’s picture books include Big Dog, Where’s Mum? and The Princess and the Perfect Dish. She has been
shortlisted for the CBCA Awards many times; she won the 1997 Book of the Year for Younger Readers Award with Hannah and the Tomorrow Room, and Picture Book of the Year in 2002 for
An Ordinary Day. The Great Bear (with Armin Greder) won the Bologna Ragazzi Award in 2000. Her picture books illustrated by Freya Blackwood have been especially successful. Amy & Louis won the 2007 Early Childhood Category of the CBCA Awards. Then there’s Clancy & Millie and the Very Fine House, Look, a Book! Banjo and Ruby Red, The Cleo Stories and Go to Sleep, Jessie (this won the 2015 Early Childhood CBCA Book of the Year). www.libbygleeson.com.au

A valuable opportunity to learn and be inspired!
Booking and prepayment essential:
www.pinerolo.com.au/PDF/Gleeson.pdf or 47878492