Our first meeting was held at Birkenhead Library Auckland Saturday February 18, when we gathered to hear Maria Gill talk about marketing opportunities.
Maria, whose Anzac Heroes (Scholastic NZ) was awarded the 2016 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults Elsie Locke Award for nonfiction and was the overall NZ Book Margaret Mahy winner, has curated several successful exhibitions of New Zealand children's books over the past three years.
Check out Maria's whatliesbeneathexhibition.blogspot.co.nz. This year she is expanding her recent focus on Anzac Books into Australia, with a new exhibition of outstanding Australian and New Zealand Anzac titles that will rotate around Brisbane Libraries in 2017-2018. Many titles by SCBWI members are included. For more background here's Maria's accompanying blog: Anzacstoriesbehindthepages.blogspot.co.nz
From NZ ARA, Frances Plumpton