A Very Merry SCBWI Meeting in Canberra

A wonderful crowd of ACT authors and illustrators gathered at the ACT Writers Centre on 22nd July. It was an evening of sharing news, with a visit from Susanne Gervay giving information about the current publishing scene. Tony Flowers has made his home again in Canberra and loves it there, although everyone misses him in Sydney.

The National Library of Australia (NLA) is becoming a significant children’s book publisher producing very high quality hard back books. Authors at the event published by NLA include successful author- illustrators Stephanie Owen Reader, Tania McCartney and Tony Flowers.

Suzanne Kiraly book coach, publisher and consultant shared news about her Canberra Writers & Readers Festival at the NLA. The President of the CBCA in the ACT joined in. There was so much talent and lots of laughs and it ended on a poetry wrap by Harry Laing.