CBCA ACT Branch eNews 2021 Issue 3
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Events Update March

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CBCA 2021 Book of the Year Award

Shortlist Announcement

Come celebrate the announcement of the CBCA Shortlist!

We have two special guest speakers Rosemary Thomas, who will share her passion and knowledge as the past CBCA Book of the Year Awards coordinator and Lisa Fuller, author of Ghost Bird (Honour Book, Older Readers 2020).

Entry includes drinks (wine/champagne and non-alcoholic beverages) and nibbles.

Books will, of course, be available to purchase on the night.

This even can be used for 2 hours of Teacher Identified Professional Learning (Certificates available on the night).


When: Tuesday 30 March 2021
Where: The Book Cow - Bookshop, 47 Jardine St,                            Kingston (opp Green Square)
Time: 6pm
Register: All must register via Trybooking.
       CBCA members - Free
        Non-members   - $15

           (or join here before the event and register for free)

Laurie Copping Award

The Laurie Copping Award for Distinguished Service to Children’s Literature in the ACT is a biennial award of The Children’s Book Council of Australia ACT Branch, the accent being on Service. A recipient of the award, then, will have given service well beyond his or her professional association with children’s literature.

For more information, click here.  To nominate, click here.

When:   Thursday, 22 April 2021 at 6.30pm

Where:  CIT Restaurant, Canberra Institute of Technology,
                    Level 1, K Block, 37 Constitution Ave, Reid ACT 2612

More information will be on our website soon.

Canberra Kids Lit Quiz

Canberra Grammar School Senior Library
Friday 7 May
5.45pm - 9.00pm
For more information contact:

Tuesday 30th March - Shortlist Announcement - The Book Cow, Kingston
Thursday 22nd April - CBCA ACT AGM, 6.30pm CIT Restaurant in Reid
Friday 7th May - Canberra Kids Lit Quiz

For a full list of events and details, go to the CBCA ACT website Events page.
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New CBCA Instagram Account

The Communications Subcommittee recently launched a new CBCA National Instagram account @cbcaustralia (@cbca was unavailable). This, along with our Facebook and Twitter accounts, will be used to communicate our key announcements and to share interesting and relevant content with our members and followers. Just a reminder to use the hashtag #CBCA2021 when promoting any events.

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