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Melbourne MG and YA Book News #39
Tuesday, 18 June, 2019

Dear <<First Name>>,
I'm off to Horsham tomorrow to present awards to the winners of the Wimmera Libraries short story competition. I'm pretty excited to finally meet the writers, whose stories have resonated so much.
Have a great week everyone, and let me know if you have an event coming up that I can put in a future edition. Love Ebs
Emerging Writers' Festival

Date: Wednesday 19 - Saturday 29 June
Time: Various
Place: Various

Australia’s premier festival for new and emerging writers.
Full festival program details here:
Book Launch: 
Fashionista, written and illustrated by Maxine Beneba Clarke.
Date: Saturday 22 June
Time: 2pm
Place: The Younger Sun, 26 Murray St Yarraville
Full details here:
Melbourne Book Market
Date: Sundays until 26 August.
Time: 10am - 4pm
Place: A Shed, Queen Victoria Market

Melbourne Book Market is a curated collection of more than 5,000 new and pre-loved titles selected and presented by 15 of Melbourne’s most experienced booksellers as well as authors, illustrators and book creators.
More info here: 
(and now I'm having ideas about getting a stall together with some fellow MG/YA writers)

In Conversation

Date: Wednesday 26 June
Time: 5.30 pm
Place: Readings Kids, 315 Lygon St Carlton.

Julie Kagawa, the New York Times-bestselling author of the Iron Legends series and the Talon saga, is joining Rebecca Lim and Leanne Hall to talk about her new book Soul of the Sword, the second in her Shadow of the Fox series.

Free, but please book here.

Book Launch

Date: Saturday, 29 June
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Place: The Little Bookroom, 759 Nicholson St, Carlton North.

You are warmly invited to celebrate the publication of a brand new middle grade series by Alex Miles presented by Geek Girl AcademyGeek Girls: The Hackathon!

We'll be joined by the CEO of Geek Girl Academy, Sarah Moran!

Get your geek on with this girl gang as they design, make, game, hack, code and more! Developed in partnership with Girl Geek Academy.

Hamsa’s teacher has announced that their class will be doing their very own hackathon.

A hack-a-what? thinks Hamsa. She doesn’t know anything about tech or coding!

Can Hamsa and her team come up with the goods or will things fall apart as she plays it too cool for school?

All details here:

Book Launch:
A Boy Called Bob Becomes an AFL Footballer by Bob Murphy with Tony Wilson.

Date: Tuesday, 2 July.
Time: 2pm
Place: Readings Kids, 315 Lygon St Carlton.
The true story of how Bob Murphy became one of the greatest AFL captains of all time. 

Join us to celebrate the release of this book for footy-mad kids aged 9–12 years.
Free, no booking required.
Details here:

Q & A

Date: Thursday, 4 July
Time: 10.30 am
Place: Readings Kids, 315 Lygon St, Carlton.

We are completely and utterly thrilled to have the best-selling, award-winning Sally Rippin joining us to talk all things Polly and Buster with our very own Dani Solomon. They’ll be celebrating the release of The Search for the Silver Witch, the third Polly and Buster book.

Free, but please book here.

I'm keen to hear and promote events happening in regional Victoria, not just Melbourne, so please drop me an email about anything going on around the state.

I'd love to hear from you to help get the word out. Please email Thank you!
If you know of other authors, librarians and readers who would enjoy receiving this newsletter, please forward this on to them. Thank you :-)
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