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New venue for After This launch

Due to the overwhelming number of people who have RSVPd to the launch of After This by Alice Nelson we are moving the event to a new venue within the school: Carmel Primary School, 45 Woodrow Avenue, Dianella.

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The Classroom Express has a new home!

Fremantle Press has launched a new website that includes a section dedicated to educators. It is designed to be a practical one-stop-shop for busy teachers and children’s librarians looking for quality Australian titles and teaching resources. You can now use the education page to find the latest news and resources, book authors online and subscribe to the education enewsletter. Marketing and Communications Manager Claire Miller gives you an overview of each new page for you to explore.

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What is the power and the purpose of profanity?

What difference does it make if the characters in young adult novels swear? From time to time, publishers are contacted by parents or schools who are concerned by the appearance in YA fiction of (to quote an editor of T. S. Eliot) words ending in ‘uck’ or ‘ugger’.

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Fitzpatrick heads to Brisbane

At My Door by Deb Fitzpatrick will be her fifth book, adding a younger age group of 7 to 10 year olds to her existing audience of secondary schools and adults. It’s just one of the works she’ll be talking about as a guest of the Brisbane Writers Festival in September 2015.

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On a Small Island exhibition

On a Small Island by Kyle Hughes-Odgers will be exhibited at The Literature Centre in Fremantle throughout Term 3. Aimed at pre-primary to Year 4 students, schools can book a two-hour interactive workshop within the exhibition, which may involve discussion, prediction, viewing, drama, writing and illustration.

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CEO Says

The latest update from CEO Jane Fraser.

A Fortunate Life by A.B. Facey turned 35 on Anzac Day 2015. First published by Fremantle Press and now licensed to Penguin, the bestselling memoir has gone on to have a long and (need I say it?) ‘fortunate’ life. This week Whoa Flamingo purchased the option for this Aussie classic with a view to producing a new television series.

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Sally Morgan at Spinifex Story Writing Camp

Artist and author Sally Morgan shares her highlights from the inaugural Spinifex Story Writing Camp.

I spent the last week of June participating in workshops at Tjuntjuntjara Remote School with three amazing people – Karen and Tina from the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) and illustrator Ann James.

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