Classes might be homeward bound, and book launches may be cancelled, but booksellers, publishers and writers will keep on keeping on. Here are eight happenings, or potential happenings, coming to a virtual world near you. If you know of any others you’d like us to share – please keep us informed!
Overlooking the picturesque Swan River, the UWA Watersports Complex was the perfect venue for the annual Fremantle Press Breakfast. Supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, the breakfast is an author pitching and networking event, and is an opportunity for event programmers, librarians and booksellers to discover upcoming authors and new books for 2019 to 2020.
We’re excited to share the stellar line-up of Fremantle Press children’s authors attending the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s A Night with Our Stars event on Friday 13 March. Two hundred guests will have the good fortune to meet Fiona Burrows, Kelly Canby, James Foley, Julia Lawrinson, Holden Sheppard, Katie Stewart and HM Waugh at this annual highlight of the event calendar.
If you ever needed an excuse to pet a koala, now you have one. Join Katie Stewart as she launches her picture book What Colour Is the Sea? alongside a (real!) koala. Hosted by the Shire of Northam Library Service, this free event takes place at 2 pm this Thursday 5 March.
In the last edition of Classroom Express we shared some inspiration form the library team at Bunbury Catholic College on how to create a book display project worthy of entry into our Creative Classrooms competition.
Poor James – all he wants is to come to your school and do a FREE event for you and your class. But only a handful of people have entered our Pass it on! Competition for 2019 and the closing date is next month.
Fremantle Press publisher Cate Sutherland will host a panel featuring Yuot Alaak, Rafeif Ismail and Scott-Patrick Mitchell as they discuss diversity in all its forms, from race and gender to sexuality and class.