CBCA ACT Branch eNews 2021 Issue 4
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CBCA ACT Branch Event Update:

June 2021

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10 May - 23 June: Dog Tales Exhibition - UC Library
Wednesday 16th June: And the winner could be
Friday 20th August: Book Week winners announced
Wednesday 20th October: Reader's Cup

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

And the winner could be

Come and learn about the possible Winners and Honour Books for the 2021 CBCA Book of the Year Awards.

 Wednesday 16 June 2021
6.30pm – 9.00pm
At ALIA House, Napier Close, Deakin
Cost: Early Bird $5 members, $15 non-members by 1 June
Late: $5 members, $25 non-members by 15 June

The Speakers are: 
Older Readers - Peter Arnaud
Younger Readers - Norma John
Eve Pownall - Justine Power
Early Childhood - Kellie Nissen
Picture Books - Jaimie Lee Hudson and Meghan Scougall
New Illustrator  - Alice Perry

Due to COVID-19 Safety Plan, bookings can only be accepted through TryBooking. If you need your school or workplace to purchase your ticket via invoice please contact
A certificate of attendance will be provided to all attendees for Teacher identified PL and a light supper will be served.
NCACL and UC collaborate to bring an adventurous exhibition showcasing pet dogs in
children’s literature

The National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature Inc and the University of Canberra
collaborate to bring well-known dogs to this exciting new exhibition including Bob Graham and
Alison Lester.
The University of Canberra announces an exciting new exhibition opening up in the Mura Gadi
gallery located in the library. The exhibition will showcase pet dogs in children’s literature and
preliminary artwork and sketches by Bob Graham and Alison Lester. It will be free of charge.
The exhibition includes:
- 35 objects ranging from watercolour pieces, preliminary and framed artworks.
- Three different themes including companionship, adventure and ‘a helping hand’.
The exhibition includes unused material, rough sketches and collages plus objects that have
rarely been seen by the public.

The Exhibition has been put together by four UC students, NCACL volunteers and Alex Stalker-Booth (Art Collection Coordinator for UC).
Street Library

Would you like a Street Library for your local school or neighbourhood?  If you are a member of CBCA you can apply! Last year Norma John applied and won one for Macgregor Primary school. 
It can be for a school, Child Care Centre, Playgroup place or a local street or a neighbourhood park. Please try to keep the 2021 CBCA Children’s Book Week theme in mind – Old World, New Worlds, Other Worlds and include the CBCA logo as part of the decorations on the Library. Submissions with brief information about where you would put the Library, who will benefit from its installation, how you will decide who decorates it and what plans you have for a Launch to as soon as possible.
ACT Instagram Account

The CBCA ACT Instagram account: 
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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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