CBCA Sydney National Conference

Back in May, I spent two fantastic days at the CBCA Conference 'Read: Myriad Possibilities!' (20-21 May 2016)

Wonderful speakers included Libby Gleeson, Nadia Wheatley, Margrete Lamond, Australian Children's Laureate Leigh Hobbs and the amazing Jeannie Baker and Graeme Base!  A profoundly moving tribute to Julie Vivas and Margaret Wild's picture book 'Let the Celebrations Begin!' was presented by musician/conductor George Ellis and his orchestra/soprano.  So much inspiration on offer.  What a great industry in which to work!

Another buzz was The School Magazine celebrating its 100th Birthday!  A huge birthday cake was cut by Editor Alan Edwards surrounded by balloons and a group photo taken of the authors/illustrators present, including me!  (I'm in the back row in red.)  The cake was delicious!