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Write Links Tote Bag
Write Links Cotton Tote Bag
NOTE I will not be mailing this out! But hand them to you at the next in person meeting. You are welcome to pick it up. Email me for details. A cotton tote bag with the Write Links Logo and a quote by Madeleine L'Engle: "if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
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Book Links AGM with guest speaker Belle Alderman
9 October 2021
In this session Belle Alderman will talk about The Role of a Centre for Children's literature - who is it for, what does it do? At the conclusion of the talk, the Book Links AGM will be held. This is a free event, but donations welcome and are tax deductible.
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Davina Bell - Publisher Feedback - Saturday BSAB21
16 October 2021
State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Brisbane Qld 4101
Davina Bell is an award-winning writer for children of many ages, from babies up to teenagers. Her best-loved picture books include All the Ways To Be Smart, Under the Love Umbrella and All of the Factors of Why I Love Tractors. She writes junior fiction, middle-grade, and her debut YA novel, The End of the World Is Bigger Than Love, was published in 2020. Davina is a publisher at Allen & Unwin. Available on both the Saturday and Sunday. $70-$100
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Clair Hume - Publisher Feedback - Saturday BSAB21
16 October 2021
State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Brisbane Qld 4101
Clair Hume publishes the children’s and young adult lists at University of Queensland Press (UQP) and has worked with many beloved authors and illustrators over the last decade. Clair will be considering: Picture books, Junior Fiction, Middle Grade and Young Adult. She is particularly interested in: stories with unique perspectives; stories built from lived experiences. Feedbacks given both the Saturday and Sunday. $70-$100
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Historical Fiction with Jackie French
16 October 2021
Join award winning author Jackie French as she talks about the importance of writing historical fiction for young readers. Free event. 4:00pm - 4:45pm.
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2021 Book Links Membership
31 October 2021
Book Links (QLD) Inc.
c/o Queensland Writers Centre, PO BOX 3488, SOUTH BRISBANE QLD 4101
Join, or renew your membership for, Book Links - the Centre for Children's Literature to support our work, receive discounts at local book shops, discounts on event tickets, receive the latest news on what's happening in Qld Children's Literature and find out more about our resources and programs. Join Book Links (QLD) Inc.now! This is an annual membership that runs from January to December.
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Romancing the Stars - Sunshine Coast 2021
12 November 2021
Immanuel Lutheran College
126-142 Wises Road, Buderim Qld 4556
Romancing the Stars is a chance to discover what books our local authors and illustrators have been creating for children and young adults in the past year. Speed date these local stars, meet others informally. Food, PD certificates, pop-up bookshop, illustrations for sale, raffle and quiz competition. Friday 12 November from 6pm. $25 Book Links members and Immanuel Lutheran College staff, $35 general admission
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Book Links StoryArts Brisbane 2022 - Saturday
22 October 2022
State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Brisbane Qld 4101
This two day festival for writers, illustrators, teachers and librarians promotes excellence in children’s literature. The festival offers quality, affordable workshops and master classes and the opportunity to obtain feedback on pitches, manuscripts and portfolios. There will be key panel sessions with editors, agents, authors and illustrators and focused sessions with book creators. $100 Book Links members, $130 non-members
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Marisa Pintado - Publisher Feedback - Saturday BSAB22
22 October 2022
State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Brisbane Qld 4101
Marisa Pintado is the publishing director for children’s and young-adult fiction at Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing in Melbourne. Marisa is currently looking at pitches for junior fiction series, with a particular interest in humour, mystery and magic. She is passionate about publishing middle-grade and YA. She is also accepting pitches for high-concept and commercial children’s non-fiction on both the Saturday and Sunday. $70-$100
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Davina Bell - Publisher Feedback - Saturday BSAB22
22 October 2022
State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Brisbane Qld 4101
Davina Bell is an award-winning writer for children of many ages, from babies up to teenagers. Her best-loved picture books include All the Ways To Be Smart, Under the Love Umbrella and All of the Factors of Why I Love Tractors. She writes junior fiction, middle-grade, and her debut YA novel, The End of the World Is Bigger Than Love, was published in 2020. Davina is a publisher at Allen & Unwin. Available on both the Saturday and Sunday. $70-$100
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Clair Hume - Publisher Feedback - Saturday BSAB22
22 October 2022
State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Brisbane Qld 4101
Clair Hume publishes the children’s and young adult lists at University of Queensland Press (UQP) and has worked with many beloved authors and illustrators over the last decade. Clair will be considering: Picture books, Junior Fiction, Middle Grade and Young Adult. She is particularly interested in: stories with unique perspectives; stories built from lived experiences. Feedbacks given both the Saturday and Sunday. $70-$100
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Cheryl Bullow - Publisher Feedback - Saturday BSAB22
22 October 2022
State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Brisbane Qld 4101
Cheryl Bullow is an educator, an editor and a publisher of quality reading material for young people.For the last ten years, Cheryl has worked at The School Magazine—producing rich and colourful magazines for young people. Cheryl is currently seeking: Short fiction – energetic, child-centred; Articles – engaging, accessible, with a hook; Plays – easy to stage, large number of characters; Poetry – suitable for children 8-12. Available on both the Saturday and Sunday. $70-$100
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Sean Williams Workshop and Pitch Party - Sunday BSAB22
23 October 2022
State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Brisbane Qld 4101
As part of StoryArts Brisbane we are offering this workshop in the art and craft of writing chapter books and middle grade fiction with award winning author Sean Williams. Includes free pitch party. Limited spaces available. $65 - $90
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Freya Blackwood Workshop and Pitch Party - Sunday BSAB22
23 October 2022
State Library of Qld
Stanley Place , South Brisbane Qld 4101
Book Links StoryArts Brisbane Freya Blackwood Workshop: Picture books are like little self-contained worlds that exist between two covers. In this illustration workshop I’ll explain how I start a job, how the ideas are developed, and together we’ll explore the ways a picture book world is created. Using reference, colour, composition, and the technique of your choice, you’ll create your own picture book character and world. Session includes a Pitch Party prior to the workshop $65 - $90
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Marisa Pintado - Publisher Feedback - Sunday BSAB22
23 October 2022
State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Brisbane Qld 4101
Marisa Pintado is the publishing director for children’s and young-adult fiction at Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing in Melbourne. Marisa is currently looking at pitches for junior fiction series, with a particular interest in humour, mystery and magic. She is passionate about publishing middle-grade and YA. She is also accepting pitches for high-concept and commercial children’s non-fiction on both the Saturday and Sunday. $70-$100
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Davina Bell - Publisher Feedback - Sunday BSAB22
23 October 2022
State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Brisbane Qld 4101
Davina Bell is an award-winning writer for children of many ages, from babies up to teenagers. Her best-loved picture books include All the Ways To Be Smart, Under the Love Umbrella and All of the Factors of Why I Love Tractors. She writes junior fiction, middle-grade, and her debut YA novel, The End of the World Is Bigger Than Love, was published in 2020. Davina is a publisher at Allen & Unwin. Available on both the Saturday and Sunday. $70-$100
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Clair Hume - Publisher Feedback - Sunday BSAB22
23 October 2022
State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Brisbane Qld 4101
Clair Hume publishes the children’s and young adult lists at University of Queensland Press (UQP) and has worked with many beloved authors and illustrators over the last decade. Clair will be considering: Picture books, Junior Fiction, Middle Grade and Young Adult. She is particularly interested in: stories with unique perspectives; stories built from lived experiences. Feedbacks given both the Saturday and Sunday. $70 -$100